Bengali Films – Byomkesh Gowtro and Ek Je Chhilo Raja releasing on 12th October
Durga Puja is the biggest festival in the state of West Bengal, and every year along with the festivities, every Bengali looks forward to the Puja releases. This year, there are 6 Bengali films going head to head at the box office. Among which, two of the most anticipated films- Byomkesh Gowtro and Ek Je Chhilo Raja, produced by SVF, are releasing Nationally on the same day of regional release – 12th of October.
Byomkesh Gowtro directed by Arindam Sil, revolves around the popular Bengali detective Byomkesh Bakshi who prefers the term “Satyanweshi” rather than a detective, as it means “truth seeker” which is his ulterior motive. Essaying the role is the suave Abir Chatterjee who has been portraying Bakshi since 2010. Arindam Sil is returning with a Byomkesh film after 2 years, so this has the Bengali audience and Byomkesh fans at their highest excitement level. This year, the story which inspired the film is Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay’s Raakter Daag from his Byomkesh Shomogro (series).
The film also stars Anjan Dutt, Sohini Sarkar, Arjun Chakrabarty, Rahul Banerjee, Harsh Chhaya, Baishakhi Marjit, Saurasheni Maitra, etc in pivotal roles.
Ek Je Chhilo Raja, the next directorial venture by Srijit Mukherji, who is known for his sentimental or intriguing choice of stories for his film, has based his latest on the controversial Bhawal Sanyasi case which rocked the nation. The 16-year old long battle between the man claiming to be Bhawal Raja (who died because of Syphillus thus, returning from the dead) to claim his kingdom from the British and his wife and brother-in-law who asserted to have witnessed his death thus, refusing to acknowledge this. The role is being essayed by the versatile Jisshu U Sengupta, who likes taking up challenging roles.
The film also stars Aparna Sen, Rudranil Ghosh, Jaya Ahsan, Anjan Dutt, Anirban Bhattacharya, Rajnandini Paul, etc in pivotal roles.