Parno Mitra (L), Swastika Mukherjee's daughter Anwesha and her mother
Kolkata, Jan 5, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio) Joy Ganguly, who had gifted Bengali film lovers with a milestone film in the form of ‘Bhooter Bhabisyat’, came up with another fresh film on the very first Friday of the year. Maach Misti and More (মাছ মিষ্টি & More), the latest production from his house, opened on 4th January with a grand premiere at Priya Cinema hall in Kolkata.
Parambrata Chatterjee with girlfriend Ika Schouten
Directed by Mainak Bhowmick, the film boasts of an impressive star cast which includes Parambrata Chatterjee, Parno Mitra, Shouvick Kundagarmi, Raima Sen, Soumitra Chatterjee, Neha Panda, Anubrata Basu, Rachita, Pamela Singh Bhutoria and Swastika Mukherjee. Some of the many actors and actresses though could not attend the premiere due to prior commitments - others did turn up to make the premiere a gala event.
Actress Neha Panda
Mainak Bhowmick, the director of the film, looked a bit tense at the premiere venue initially but by the time of the interval he looked relaxed and the smile on his face had broadened. Claps and admiration from the audience surely took some pressure off his shoulders. Mainak, in his trade mark ‘off colour’ outlook, was the man of the evening and no wonder he found it hard to stay away from the shutterbugs.
Parno Mitra who plays an interesting cameo in the film was sporting a dashing look. In a heavy black jacket she reminded us of her rockstar character that she portrayed in Anjan Dutta's National Award winning Indian Bangla movie ‘Ranjana Ami Aar Ashbona’.
Swastika Mukherjee was spotted wearing a pair of dark glasses. With so many bright stars around there is nothing odd about that. Swastika was there with her bubbly daughter Anwesha. A star in making (she has already bagged an important role in the upcoming movie ‘Take One’), Anwesha seemed to be quite conversant with the art of posing for cameras.
Neha Panda, the pretty actress who has played dual roles of a stylist and an actress in the film, was among the most excited. The energetic girl was fluttering all around like a butterfly and her bright pink blazer with matching hair accessories made every other outfit at the venue look pale.
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The only person who matched that elegance was Parambrata Chatterjee who appeared in a black Blazer and blue shirt. The earring he was wearing surely enhanced his fashion statement. He was accompanied by his sweetheart Ike Schouten. The beautiful Dutch lady was seen in an Indian Avatar as she had wrapped herself in a gorgeous saree.
Producer Joy Ganguly was also seen greeting guests, including a large number of members of the Kolkata Bangla movie fraternity. The guest list included director Goutam Ghosh, Arindam Sil, designer Avishekh Dutta, upcoming actor Sujjoy, musician Sujoy Prasad Banerjee and many others.
A pleasant surprise was in stock for the guests, literally ‘sweet surprise’ as sweets were being distributed at the premiere. After all, "Mishti" is part of the film's title. But that was only the beginning of the journey for ‘Maach, Misti and More’. Appreciation for the film has already commenced, and indications are there is much more to come.
Reporting by Jyoti Prakash Mandal (firstname.lastname@example.org)