Six Big Releases On This Durga Puja !! Be ready with your plan.
From last few years, Durga Puja season is becoming the most favorite time for Producers in Tollywood to release their films. Some thinks it is a good opportunity to cash on in the festive season , on the other hand some thinks it is a bad decision to release so many films together as each movie has to share footfalls and number of shows. Anyways whatever it is but for audience there is a big bunch of entertainment to choose their own favorites. There is drama, comedy, thriller , action, musical whatever you want you can choose. The six films which are releasing on this Puja week are Ek Je Chhilo Raja, Kishore Kumar Junior, Byomkesh Gowtro, Manojder Adbhut Bari, Hoichoi Unlimited and Villain.
Ek Je Chhilo Raja
From last few years for most of us, Durga Puja is incomplete without watching a new film directed by Srijit Mukherji. This Durga Puja Srijit Mukherji is ready to retell the fascinating story of the king of Bhawal with Ek Je Chhilo Raja. A king who came back after 12 yrs of his death to claim his wealth from the British Govt and it led him to a court case. The court case continued for long 16 years. This is one captivating story which has inspired many directors and everyone has made their own versions. But according to director Srijit Mukherji so far we have seen more fictionalized versions of the story, this time he has tried to be more authentic to the subject. The primary source of his research work is the book A Princely Impostor written by Partha Chatterjee. The film will feature Jisshu Sengupta in the title role and it is expected to be his career best performance so far. The cast also includes Jaya Ahsan, Anirban Bhattacharya, Anjan Dutt, Aparna Sen, Rajnandini Paul, Rudranil Ghosh among others. The trailer and music of the film composed by Indraadip Das Gupta has already created positive buzz for the film. Moreover Shree venkatesh Films and director Mukherji have promoted the film quite well. Srijit Mukherji as the director, the whole cast full with excellent actors and an interesting story all this makes it a winner even before release.There is high probability that Ek Je Chhilo Raja will rule the box office this Puja season.
Kishore Kumar Junior
This Durga Puja, director Kaushik Ganguly is coming with his first musical film Kishore Kumar Junior. It is a tribute to the legendary singer Kishore Kumar as the central character of the film is a Kishore Konthi singer who is fondly called as Kishore Kumar Junior. There are several cover singers mostly known as Konthi singers who has became famous by imitating voice of popular singers but they hardly gets their own identity.Kaushik Ganguly has chosen to tell the back stage life of one such singer. Prosenjit Chatterjee will be seen in the title role. Aparajita Adhya is playing his on screen wife and Ritobroto Mukherjee is playing his son. The cast also includes Rajesh Sharma, Lama Halder and Masood Akhtar in significant characters. There are around 14 songs in the film and all are evergreen Kishore Kumar songs recreated by Indraadip Das Gupta and sung by Kumar Sanu. The film is not just about a singer and his personal life, there are other layers too. It has addressed the tension between India and Pakistan. In the trailer there is a hint of that. The songs of the film has already been very popular and it is expected that the superhit combination of two iconic celebrities Prosenjit Chatterjee and Kishore Kumar will get a massive response. On top of that there is the influence of master storyteller Kaushik Ganguly. It will be the second film of Kaushik Ganguly and Prosenjit Chatterjee combination. Their first film together Drishtikone was a big hit and it is expected that this one will be even bigger success than the earlier.
From last few years,watching a Byomkesh movie has became an integral part of our Durga Puja celebrations. Although Anjan Dutt is not making Byomkesh movies anymore but this Durga Puja Arindam Sil is coming with his next Byomkesh film titled as Byomkesh Gowtro. The film which has been produced by Shree Venkatesh Films is based on the story Rakter Daag by Sharadindu Bandopadhyay. Once again we will see Abir Chatterjee as Satyanweshi Byomkesh Bakshi. There will be Sohini Sarkar by his side as Satyabati. As Ajit this time we will see Rahul Banerjee who was last seen as Ajit in a brief appearance in Bidaay Byomkesh. Among the others Arjun Chakraborty will be seen in the important character of Satyakaam and Anjan Dutt will be seen as Ushapoti. Indrashish Roy will play the younger version of Ushapoti. Baishakhi Marjit and Anindita Bose will be seen in older and younger version of another important character Suchitra. Priyanka Sarkar will be seen in a very different look as Emily. Souraseni Maitra will be seen as Chumki. After Banaras and North Bengal this time director Arindam Sil has taken his Byomkesh to the wonderful locations of Mussoorie to solve a critical murder mystery revolving around complex relationships. Byomkesh is a big brand which has never failed to impress audience in recent past so its quite obvious once again this Puja Byomkesh will spread his magic to everyone.
Manojder Adbhut Bari
Manojder Adbhut Bari, a fantasy adventure story written by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay completed 40 years this year still it holds a special place in our hearts specially who had passed their growing up age in 80’s and 90’s. That age group has grown up reading the story about the funny and strange characters living in this mad house. This is a story about a crazy joint family. The youngest member in the house is a teenager Manoj who enjoys adventures with his cousins Saroj and Putul. Since when director Anindya Chatterjee announced to adapt this story on silver screen we were really excited to see how Anindya Chatterjee will give life to the crazy characters on screen. To know that in detail we have to see the film but we have got a glimpse of few interesting characters in the trailer and that has increased the curiousity even more. Soumitra Chatterjee will be seen as Rajamoshai and Sandhya Roy as Ranima. Also there are two interesting characters Bhaja Bajaru and Goenda Bardacharan played by very talented actors Rajatava Dutta and Bratya Basu respectively. Singer composer Silajit Majumdar is also there as the leader of dacoits. He has also composed the music for this film. Apart from the senior actors the film will also introduce some of young talented actors. Soham Maitra will play the title role of Manoj and Purab Seal Acharya, son of Srikanta Acharya is also making his acting debut as Saroj. Besides them, Abir Chatterjee will be seen in a surprising cameo as the missing prince Kandarponarayan who turns into a dacoit later.The story is a good combination of humor and adventure and it is expected that Anindya Chatterjee will efectively tranport this story from book to big screen. Although the film has been less promoted compared to the other releases but this film has every possibility to be the dark horse in this race.
This Durga Puja Dev is coming with his new movie “Hoichoi Unlimited” . This multi starer comedy will be his fourth movie as a producer. After taking serious subject like terrorism in Kabir , Dev and director Aniket Chattoapdhyay is in a mood to relax with a comedy. This is one crazy comedy revolving around four friends and how they gets involved in much serious crime like plane hijack. The film features Dev along with Saswata Chatterjee, Kharaj Mukherjee, Arna Mukhopadhyay, Koushani Mukherjee, Puja Banerjee, Manasi Sinha, Koneenica Banerjee, Roja and Rajatava Dutta in lead roles. The film is in news since announcement as it is the first Bengali film and most probably the first Indian film to be shot in Uzbekistan, a large portion of the film has been shot at different locations of Uzbekistan. Since its teaser launch Dev is continuously promoting the film in an innovative way which is directly connected with his fans. It can be easily said that this is the best promoted film among the all Puja releases. Although promotion is not enough for a film to survive in long run but it definitely creates awareness about the film which helps a lot for a good opening. Also from the trailer it looks like it has good enough dose of comedy. So in this festive season, Hoichoi Unlimited can be a good mainstream entertainer for some comic relief and fun.
After taking a break for one year actor Ankush is coming back on this Puja, with his new action thriller, Villain. The film has been produced by Shree Venkatesh Films and directed by Baba Yadav who have earlier made successful action thrillers with Jeet. For the first time he is working with SVF as a director.In last one year Ankush has gone through rigorous fitness regime and training for a complete physical transformation and this is showing completely in the trailer of the movie. Ankush has changed his lover boy image and turned into a new avatar as an action hero with a well shaped muscular body. Along with Ankush the film will feature two beautiful heroines Mimi Chakraborty and Rittika Sen. Since the film’s announencement it has been rumoured that the film is a remake of Telegu film Gentleman. But the makers of the film is denying that. They are claiming that the story have some similarities with Gentleman but it is a different story with unpredicatable twists. According to the makers it is an action thriller which has all the elements of mainstream cinema. Although the movie has least possibility to get audience in urban multiplexes but in small centers and single screen theaters it can find its target audience. So if this Puja you are looking for a masala movie then you can opt for Villain.
On a whole this Durga Puja every audience has been offered a big bouquet of entertainment with so many options available to choose for. Hope all the movies will do well and audience have a good time at theaters.