Estranged Bengali Couples In Bangkok

[Bye Bye Bangkok 2011 Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Movie Poster]

Calcutta, Jan 25, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) News Editor, Journalist and Film-Maker Aniket Chattopadhyay's (interview) 2nd Bengali film Bye Bye Bangkok is releasing on Jan 28, 2011 in numerous cinema halls and theaters in Kolkata, including Nandan - 1 (6.15pm), Metro, Priya, Star, Menoka, INOX (Elgin Road, City Centre, Swabhumi, Rajarhat, Burdwan, Durgapur, Siliguri), Fame (South City, Hiland Park), Mukti World (Ballygunge), Bioscope (Rajarhat), Ajanta (Behala), Ashoka (Behala), Malancha (Tollygunge), Jayanti (Barrackpur), Lali (Barasat), Padma (Sodepur), Shankar (Habra), Rakhi (Salkia), Auro (Chinsurah), Durgapur (Durgapur), Cinemax (Siliguri), Quien (Budge Budge), Chitra (Bolepur), Rupkatha (Malda), Ganesh (Gangarampur) and Sreema (Tufangunge).

The film has been assigned a U/A rating (equivalent to the MPAA's PG-13) by the government controlled Indian Film Censor Board. Sadly, in India, it is still the government which decides what films people should watch and who should watch them.

Aniket Chattopadhyay's "Bengali experimental" debut film Cha-E-Chuti (BUY BENGALI MOVIE DVD IN USA FOR $2.75!) won two awards. As you will hear in our exclusive interviews of the cast and crew available from the links below, the seeds of Bye Bye Bangkok were sown at the award ceremony where the producer Kaustuv Roy and actor-singer-songwriter Kharaj Mukherjee were present with their buddies. You will also hear stories from behind the scenes and how everyone is surprised a film can be actually made this way and so much fun can be had out of it.

Bye Bye Bangkok is on the surface a comedy film involving five married couples whose marital lives have moved beyond initial euphoria. The film tells a humorous tale of innuendos and search of opportunities between the ten people. A film like this is sure to transcend just being a comedy and have shades of a thoughtful creation about relationships and human behavior. Rudranil's character is the chaffeur for Locket's character. Swastika plays a short but very important role in the film. Kanchan Mallick, known widely as a comedian, shows his prowess as a versatile and very capable actor for the first time in this film.

Cast:
Swastika Mukherjee (interview)
Rajatava Dutta
Silajit Majumdar
Anjana Basu (interview)
Rudranil Ghosh (interview)
Kharaj Mukherjee (interview)
Neel Mukherjee
Locket Chatterjee (interview)
Kanchan Mallik
Sonali Choudhury
Kanchana Moitra (interview)
Biswajit Chakrabarty
Priya Karfa
Kunal Padhi
Phalguni Chatterjee
Rajesh Sharma

Crew:

Directed by Aniket Chattopadhyay (interview)
Songs by Silajit Majumdar, Malabika Brahma (download MP3 audio songs) & Others

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