April 7, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Washington Bangla Radio's original Kolkata Tube blog promotes online Bengali movies in North America (USA and Canada). Indian model and actor Shayan Munshi is a Bengali by ethnicity. Starting as a young model in Mumbai (Bombay) in 2000, Shayan caught the eyes of Pritish Nandy Communications (PNC) and met with great success in his debut movie Jhankar Beats (2003) [blu-ray dvd] co-starring Juhi Chawla, Rahul Bose, Rinkie Khanna, Riya Sen, Archana Puran Singh and others, directed by Sujoy Ghosh (Aladin). Among other films, Sayan Munshi also played an acclaimed lead role in Anjan Dutta's Bong Connection (2006) movie [DVD] co-starring Raima Sen, Parambrata Chatterjee, Peeya Rai Chowdhary, Samrat Chakrabarty, Shauvik Kundagrami, Michelle Vanegas, Jordan Graham, Victor Banerjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, Mamata Shankar, Junie Hoang and others.
In the following audio interview, Sayan Munshi shares his thoughts on his career in Indian cinema - click on the play button to listen free online:
Shayan Munshi plays a challenging role of an aspiring film-star in the 2010 Bengali movie Ekti Tarar Khonje directed by Avik Mukherjee. Along with Shayan, Bengali film lovers are looking forward to watching Arpita Pal Chatterjee (Prosenjit's wife) after many years in a feature film. Known as a powerful and beautiful actress, Arpita Chatterjee took a break after delivering acclaimed performances in films like Rituparno Ghosh's Utsab (2000) [DVD] with Rituparna Sengupta, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Mamata Shankar, Madhabi Mukherjee, Pradip Mukherjee, Dipankar Dey, Bodhisattva Mazumdar, Alaknanda Roy, Anuradha Roy; Prabhat Roy's Tumi Ele Tai (1999) [DVD] with Prasenjit Chatterjee, Victor Banerjee, Rituparna Sengupta, Tapas Pal, Santu Mukherjee, Biplab Chatterjee, Anuradha Roy; Mohanji Prasad's Prem Shakti (2002) [DVD] with Firdous Ahmed, Dolon Roy, Laboni Sarkar, Dipankar Dey, Kaushik Banerjee, Anuradha Roy, Bhaskar Banerjee, Lokesh Ghosh; Haranath Chakraborty's Pratibad (2001) [DVD] with Prasenjit Chatterjee, Ranjit Mullik, Dipankar Dey, Laboni Sarkar, Sreela Majumdar, Kaushik Banerjee, Mitali Chakraborty; Anup Sengupta's Inquilaab (2002) [DVD] with Prasenjit Chatterjee, Chiranjeet, Pallavi Chatterjee, Mitali Chakraborty, Abhishek Chatterjee, Chinmoy Roy, Lokesh Ghosh; Sujit Guha's Deba (2002) [DVD] with Prasenjit Chatterjee, Laboni Sarkar, Victor Banerjee; Haranath Chakraborty's Dadathakur (2001) [dvd] with Victor Banerjee, Firdous Ahmed, Laboni Sarkar, Ranjit Mullik, Anamika Saha, Rajesh Sharma, Debika Mitra, Mitali Chakraborty; Pallab Ghosh's Pratarak (2002) [dvd] with Prasenjit Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey, Laboni Sarkar, Subhendu Chatterjee and so on.
Also starring Rudraneil Ghosh, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Anindyo Bandopadhyay, Tanushree Shankar, Ankur Sharma, Dhritimaan Chatterjee, Biplab Chatterjee and others, Ekti Tarar Khonje marks the feature-film directorial debut of Avik Mukhopadhyay. Avik is an acclaimed and award-winning cinematographer, having a capital track record of managing the camera for great films like Abhijit Choudhury's Patalghar (2003) [dvd] starring Sourav Bandopadhay, Biplab Chatterjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, Ketaki Dutta, Monu Mukherjee, Mita Vasisht; Rituparno Ghosh's Antarmahal (2005) (DVD in Bengali with sub-titles in English,Hindi,Tamil & Telugu)starring Abhishek Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Rupa Ganguly, Soha Ali Khan, Raima Sen, Arpan Basar, Ratna Ghoshal, Sumanta Mukherjee, Deb Mukherjee, Kameshwar Mishra, Mrinal Mukherjee, Biswajit Chakraborty, Dola Chakraborty; Rituparno Ghosh's Dosar (2006) [dvd] starring Prasenjit Chatterjee, Konkona Sen, Chandrayee Ghosh, Shankar Chakraborty, Pallavi Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Sasawata Chatterjee, Tota Roy Chowdhury and more.
Watch the official promo-preview trailer of Ekti Tarar Khonjeonline via You Tube posted by Screen Play Films India: