Photo & Video Feature: Srijit Mukherji's Hemlock Society (2012) Bangla Movie Premieres in Kolkata

Video: Parambrata Chatterjee & Koel Mullick at Hemlock Society (2012) Bangla Movie Public Opening at Priya Cinema

Bengali Movie Director Srijit Mukherji Music Director Anupam RoyKolkata June 23, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) The premiere of the ace writer-director Srijit Mukherji's (Autograph, Baishe Srabon)  third Bengali feature film Hemlock Society was held at Inox Forum on Elgin Road in Kolkata on the 21st, in the presence of Tollywood glitterati. 

Tollywood Kolkata Bangla Movie Hero DevActor Parambrata Chatterjee - the male lead of the film - reminded journalists of the remarkable star cast of Hemlock Society. Actress Koel Mullick  - the female lead - described her role in the film with with noted director Raj Chakrabarty filling in as a journalist for a leading television station in Kolkata.

Tollywood Kolkata Bangla Movie Hero Parambrata ChattopadhyayMoon Moon Sen was visibly delighted with the performance of Koel and Parambrata. Dev and Payel Sarkar, who complemented Koel, were also present on the occasion. Directors Mainak Bhowmik (Bedroom), and Birsa Dasgupta (033, Jani Dekha Hobey), actors Prasenjit Chatterjee, Biswajit Chakraborty, Sudipta Chakrabarty and many others added to the festive spirit of the evening

The attendees also posed with artificial dismembered limbs, noose, ropes, syringes and such tools of suicide for some unusual pictures for the photographers on the floor.

Video: Hemlock Society (2012) Bangla Movie Premiere at Inox

Srijit Mukherji, Aparna Sen & Kalyan RoyHemlock Society opened to the public at Priya Cinemas, Rash Behari Avenue on June 22 after another media event.  We checked with a few movie buffs waiting to catch the first-day first-show of Hemlock Society – many expressed optimism about Koel delivering a remarkable performance in a rare non-commercial role.  Some others wondered if Hemlock Society, an unconventional film, would perform spectacularly at the box office.

Before the first public screening, Srijit Mukherji introduced the cast and crew members including Mahendra Soni and Shrikant Mohta of  Shree Venkatesh Films , Koel, Parambrata, Sohag Sen and chief assistant director Soumabrata Rakshit. Jeet, who appears in a cameo in Hemlock Society, was unfortunately not present that evening.

As the first reel of Hemlock Society started rolling, the vivacious Koel Mullick told reporters that she was super-excited about the movie and was keeping her fingers crossed. Parambrata told WBRi with a wink in his eye that there was a certain, unexpected twist at the climax of Hemlock Society. Audience reactions were, as expected, extremely positive, as the movie continued. Priya Cinema's head Arijit Dutta (Dadul) said Hemlock Society is already off to a rousing start at the box-office.