Film Preview: Srijit Mukherjee to act and Kaushiki Desikan to sing in CHAPLIN (Bengali, 2011)

By Aditya Chakraborty

Chaplin bengali movie: Rudranil, Soham, Rachita
Rudranil, Soham, Rachita

Chaplin: Mir, Rudranil, Soham
Mir, Rudranil and Soham

Anindya Banerjee - Kolkata Bengali Movie Director
Anindo Banerjee, Director, Chaplin - Pictures © Aditya Chakrabarty / WBRi

Calcutta, Jan 14, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Bengali film-maker Anindo Banerjee's first film (since his previous film has been stalled for some reason), Chaplin is about a man Bangshi who is a a very big fan of the legendary Charles Chaplin. Bangshi hails from a lower middle class colony and stays with his son. He has grown up watching films of Chaplin and wanting to be like Chaplin.

In fact Bangshi earns his living by imitating Chaplin and trying to impersonate him at small programs and events and to walk and talk like Chaplin is the only thing he knows and can perform best. His son Nemoa sees young kids like him celebrating their birthdays in style where his father performs and he also desires to do the same.

Since his father can’t afford to do so, there is clash between the father and son. The father is also looking for his first break which does take place ultimately. How the character of Chaplin becomes more relevant than the actors remains to be seen. The film is definitely expected to be a very performance oriented film.

The film produced by Orion Entertainment (their first film being Riingo Banerjee's (interview) smart flick Jodi Ekdin) and stars Rudranil Ghosh (interview), Rachita Bhattacharya and Soham (child artiste). It also stars Mir and Autograph director Srijit Mukherjee (interview) in a certain role. The music is by Indradeep Dasgupta and the lyrics by Srijato. The cinematographer is Soumik Haldar and the editor is Sougato Mukherjee. The playback singers are Rupam Islam, Shaan and a big surprise, acclaimed classical vocalist Kaushiki Desikan, the glorious daughter of Pandit Ajay Chakraborty.

The film is expected to release in June of 2011.

The cast and crew met members of the press on the sets of the film which is being shot in a colony currently near New Alipore.