Cinemawala: Kaushik Ganguly’s New Bangla Movie Premieres in Kolkata

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

Actress Shubhashree Ganguly
Shubhashree Ganguly

Kolkata, May 23 - The red carpet premiere of Kaushik Ganguly’s latest film ‘Cinemawala’ turned out to be a star studded affair as the whole film industry of Bengal attended it . The movie which reflects the alarming condition of single screen theaters due to the rise of multiplexes and digital, had seen huge success at different film festivals around the world and received the Unesco Felini Award at IFFI 2015. hence the commercial release of the movie was highly awaited.

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Kaushik Ganguly, the captain of the ship, was spotted ushering in the guests at the venue. The director who is known for making films with strong social messages was accompanied by his better half Churni Ganguly who herself is an acclaimed actress and director, and son Ujaan Ganguly.

Kaushani Mukherjee and Bonny Sengupta
Kaushani Mukherjee and Bonny Sengupta

Though lead star Parambrata Chattopadhyay could not attend the premiere as he was busy shooting for another movie in USA, the leading lady Sohini Sarkar along with the veteran actor Paran Bandyopadhyay around whom the film revolves was present at the premiere. Sohini resembled a lemon candy in a green designer gown.

Actress Sohini Sarkar
Sohini Sarkar

The premiere was also attended by Tollywood superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee who looked years younger in the tee and jeans he was wearing. Some other big names of  the industry like Raj Chakraborty, Arindam Sil and Saswata Chatterjee also graced the occasion.

Sonika Chauhan and Shaheb Bhattacherjee
Sonika Chauhan and Shaheb Bhattacherjee

The scene of the premiere was dominated by young faces which included the likes of Aryann Bhowmik and Riddhi Sen and the two youngsters were seen bonding over discussions about recent trend in movies. Riddhi’s new hairdo was intimidating and he confirmed that it was for his upcoming movie though he stayed away from divulging the details. Bonny Sengupta and Kaushani, another pair of young faces attended the premiere hand in hand, living up to the title of their last onscreen venture, ‘Parbo Na Ami Charte Toke’. Rittika Sen, another teen sensation from Tolly brigade was also present at the premiere and brightened it up with her glamorous presence.

Ridhima Ghosh and Indrasish Roy
Ridhima Ghosh and Indrasish Roy

Shaheb Bhattacherjee walked the red carpet with fiancée Sonika Chauhan while Ridhima was spotted walking in with close buddy Indrasish Roy.

Churni Ganguly, Ujaan Ganguly and Kaushik Ganguly
Ujaan, Churni and Kaushik Ganguly

The premiere also saw the attendance of stars like Shubhasree and Soham. Subhasree’s new eye frames almost gave her a geeky look  but her stylish monochrome outfit saved her from looking completely nerdy.

Soham Chakraborty
Soham Chakraborty

Post Premiere everyone was full of praise for the movie. The chemistry and conflict between Parambrata and Paran Bandyopadhyay as  ideologically polarised son and father respectively was  the high  point of discussion. The audience also appreciated the ‘peacefully tragic’ climax of the movie.

Raj Chakraborty
Raj Chakraborty

Arindam Sil and Saswata Chatterjee
Arindam Sil and Saswata Chatterjee

Prosenjit Chatterjee and Kaushik Ganguly
Prosenjit Chatterjee and Kaushik Ganguly

Riddhi Sen and Aryann
Riddhi Sen and Aryann