Muktodhara (2012) Bengali Movie Premiere in Kolkata: A Photo-Feature

Nusrat Jahan, Firdaus and Rituparna Sengupta
Nusrat Jahan, Firdaus and Rituparna Sengupta

Kolkata, August 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Putting an end to the anticipations of hundreds of viewers, Muktodhara, the much awaited film by Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee had its release last night. The film is the real life interpretation of the protagonist, Nigel Akkara, who by his own admission has had a huge transformation from gangster to hermit under the tutelage of danseuse Alokananda Roy.

The star studded ensemble cast of the film took the breath away of the reporters and audience alike. This marks the second film from Rituparna Sengupta’s home production house Progressive Films, after Ichhe. The assemblage of the celebrities was awe inspiring with Rituparna Sengupta leading the starry bandwagon. When asked that how far Muktodhara was different from the previous production, Ichhe, she answered that, the journey was quite different and tedious as it involved training in various forms of martial arts other than different forms of dances. About the whole experience of the film, she commented it was an eye opener and she is being introduced to a new perspective of life. Donning a red designer sari, she was the epitome of attraction.

We got a glimpse of the protagonist Nigel Akkara, who played the role of himself in the movie. The godly six-foot frame of the actor seemed to be omnipresent over the crowd. With the appropriate time, making our way through the zealous reporters covering the event, we had the opportunity to ask some questions to him. When we asked about his experience about the film, Nigel commented that it was the complete reflection of his life, of the nine years he had spent in the penitentiary which had purged him of his sins, and transformed him to an absolute saint. That was evident from the virtuous image of the man who was standing in front of us as he wished everybody to stay well. In parting, he said that he was well aware of Washington Bangla Radio as most of the information about Bengali entertainment is revealed through this website to his brother who is residing in United Kingdom.

Rituparna Sengupta
Rituparna Sengupta

Sampurna Lahiri
Sampurna Lahiri

The theatre floor where the premiere occurred was set ablaze by the who’s who of the tinsel town of Kolkata. Not only the film personalities or the TV stars were present at the venue, but distinguished writers of post modern Bengal were also there. Writer Sunil Gangopadhyay was seen roaming around in the crowd. Veteran actors such as Moon Moon Sen were seen along with present day screen stealers like Noosrat Jahan and Sampoorna Lahiri. Television starlets such as Koneenica Bannerjee, Sreelekha Mitra were seen indulging in a tete-a-tete with each other. Firdous, the star from Bangladesh, gave a byte to our camera about the experience of the film.

Soham
Soham

Rituparna Sengupta
Rituparna Sengupta

The audience was held spellbound by the presence of the ensemble, as some of the star casts were dressed in police uniform with the Muktodhara label attached to the pockets.

Nusrat Jahan and Rituparna Sengupta
Nusrat Jahan and Rituparna Sengupta

During the screening of Muktodhara, the comic reliefs within the film brought cheers, while the heart rendering sequences brought tears to the audience as the overall experience led to the absolute freedom of the soul. This was what Muktodhara indeed is all about.

Indian Kolkata Bengali Movie Actress Nusrat Jahan
Nusrat Jahan

Indian Calcutta Bangla Movie Actress Nusrat Jahan in Hot Red Sari
Nusrat Jahan

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