Bastushaap: Kaushik Ganguly’s latest Bengali movie opens in Kolkata (Premiere)

By J P Mandal and Asmita Mukherjee/WBRINN (newsdesk.kolkata@washingtonbanglaradio.com)

Bastushaap (2016) Bengali Film Premiere
Bastushaap (2016) Bengali Film Premiere

Kolkata, Jan 19 (Washington Bangla Radio) - The Premiere of the national award winning director Kaushik Ganguly’s latest movie “Bastushaap” recently took place at Priya cinema. The red carpet premiere turned out to be a gala affair as cast and crew  of the film along with many other guests from the film industry poured in at the venue.

Raj Chakraborty and Raima Sen
Raj Chakraborty and Raima Sen

Bong beauty Raima Sen who has played the female lead in the film was spotted giving bytes to the media. WBRi asked her if she believes in ‘Baastu Shahstra’, around which the film revolves. In reply Raima said, “I don’t believe much in Baastu Shahstra but still I have kept a crystal ball in my room. It is said that the crystal ball reflects light and brings in positive energy to one’s house. I am not sure though what changes it  has brought but I love playing with it sometimes.”

Bastushaap (2016) Bengali Film Songs OST Release

The film has two of the most handsome actors of  Tollywood as male leads - Abir Chattopadhyay and Parambrata Chattopadhyay and both were present at the premiere. The female fans were seen going gaga over the two actors. Parambrata looked dapper in a biscuit brown leather jacket while Abir glowed bright in an ocean blue blazer.

Prosenjit Chatterjee
Prosenjit Chatterjee

Kaushik Ganguly, the director of the film , was spotted greeting the guests. He said during the premiere, “Baastushap is a very special film for me. I have acted with my wife Churni for the first time. It is quite tough to play a stranger to a wife. I had a lot of tough time while doing scenes with Churni. Whenever I looked at her I could not act as a stranger. One particular shot needed as many as twenty re-takes to complete. I should thank my entire team to tolerate me during those times.”

Churni Ganguly, who remains part of every Kaushik Ganguly’s film said, “I play the elder sister of Abir Chatterjee in the film. I have never done a character like this before. I have an entirely new look in the film. Hope people will accept it.”

Tollywood megastars Prosenjit Chatterjee and Dev  graced  the premiere. Directors Raja Chanda and Raj Chakrbarty , actor turned director and producer Arindam Sil , actress Gargee Roy Choudhury , choreographer Sudarshan Chakraborty and many other personalities from the film   industry and media were also seen at the premiere.