MONCHORA Bangla Movie Premiere: Sandip Ray Lets Abir Chatterjee the Thief Loose on Kolkata City

By J P Mandal and Asmita Mukherjee (newsdesk.kolkata@washingtonbanglaradio.com)
Pictures: Abhikendu Debroy

June Malia and Abir Chatterjee
June Malia and Abir Chatterjee

Kolkata, Jan 7 (Washington Bangla Radio) - The cast and crew of Sandip Ray’s new Bangla movie "Monchora" came together for a glamorous premiere at Priya Cinema in Kolkata. Monchora is a presentation of, and the first Bengali film venture of, WBRi partner EROS International.

Abir Chatterjee
Abir Chatterjee

Abir Chatterjee plays a thief in the movie. He was looking dapper at the premiere. The handsome actor was seen having a good time with his co-star June Malia who looked her gorgeous best draped in a black saree.

Abir turns burglar in Sandip Ray's next: A preview of Monchora (Bengali, 2016)



Sandip Ray
Sandip Ray

Writer-director Sandip Ray was seen meeting and greeting the guests as well as giving bytes to the media. He said at the premiere, “I am happy to present Monchora to the audience as a New Year Gift. It is really a great way to start the year. I am sure the audience will like the on-screen adaptation of one of the best stories from Saradindu Bandhopadhaya’s kitty.”

Poran Bandopadhyay
Poran Bandopadhyay

Veteran actor Poran Bandyopadhyay has played a pivotal role in the film. He was spotted at the event as was Rana Dasgupta.

Rana Dasgupta
Rana Dasgupta

However Raima Sen who plays the female lead in Monchora was sorely missed at the premiere.


Watch: Monchora Bangla Movie Trailer with English Subtitle - Abir Chatterjee, Raima Sen

After the screening, the guests were heard talking about the shift of Abir Chatterjee from a sleuth and a good guy as he is usually seen onscreen to such a role of a thief. Sandip Ray’s smooth film-making and justice rendered to the popular story was also a talking point.

Abir Chatterjee, Raima Sen and Saswata Chatterjee at Monchora (2016) Bengali Movie Press Meet
Abir Chatterjee, Raima Sen and Saswata Chatterjee at Monchora (2016) Bengali Movie Press Meet