Interview: রুদ্রনীল ঘোষ - Rudranil Ghosh - Award-winning Bengali Film Actor Talks About BYE BYE BANGKOK, NECKLACE and JIYO KAKA


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Germantown, Maryland, Jan 11, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) In this informal chat with Arijit Chakraborty of WBRi, award-winning Bengali film actor Rudranil Ghosh makes the interesting observation that Bye Bye Bangkok (2011) currently holds the record for the Bangla film with the longest period of shooting in a foreign country (not counting Bangladesh). The cast of the film is pretty big, but consists of all close buddies of Rudranil.

Directed by Aniket Chattopadhyay (INTERVIEW), Bye Bye Bangkok happened pretty suddenly with no real pre-production or planning. Rudranil's character Sadhu Charan Das is the chaffeur of a reasonably well-off family in Kolkata. Sadhu secretly derives a lot of enjoyment from the usual quarrels between the husband and wife of the family he serves - and in addition, his Madam - the lady of the house who he mostly serves as a driver - is stunningly beautiful and Sadhu secretly feels romantically attracted towards her.

Another little fact about Sadhu Charan is that some astrologer had predicted that Sadhu Charan would make it big in a foreign land - and therefore, Sadhu always had a current passport ready with him !

As events unfold, one Madam gets extremely upset on her husband and decides to go away to Bangkok all by herself with only her driver. This is a dream come true for Sadhu Charan who sets off to Bangkok with the lady of his dreams. Watch what happens in Bangkok in the film !

Rudranil touches upon how Aniket chattopadhyay tends to write scripts that leave strong messages and questions in the minds of the viewers of his films, though the film may still be a entertaining comedy to watch. Modern Kolkata has it's fair share of families and married couples in distress, and Bye Bye Bangkok will perhaps cause quarelling couples to step back and reset their relationships leading to better married lives.

Rudranil played a lead role in Aniket Chattopadhyay's first feature film Chaw-E-Chuti as well, and Bye Bye Bangkok is produced by Kaustuv Roy who also produced the superhit Byomkesh Bakshi film in 2010. This and many other factors have built up a strong momentum for Bye Bye Bangkok and it should also be a spectacular success at the box office.

Bye Bye Bangkok is releasing in theaters in Kolkata on January 28, 2011.

The following week, Parambrata Chattopadhyay's (INTERVIEW) directorial debut JIYO KAKA is releasing on Feb 4, 2011 with Rudranil playing a lead role. JIYO KAKA is based on a concept of Rudranil, extended and expanded by the writers of the film, and the film is about the film industry itself and three actors who try to make it big in Tollywood.

Also releasing on Feb 4, 2011 is award-winning director Sekhar Das's (INTERVIEW) NECKLACE - a film about four people in which Rudranil appears with Rituparna Sengupta, Locket Chatterjee (INTERVIEW) and Ritwik in the lead roles. Rudranil describes NECKLACE as a very funny film with an extremely difficult message which viewers will have no problem diluting in their minds !

There is a sense of a resurrection of Bengali Cinema and do not miss Rudranil's erudite analysis of what is happening in the Bangla film industry today and what is driving the sweeping changes.