Rituparno Ghosh's last film Satyanweshi receives warm wlecome in Kolkata; A grand premiere to salute the Maestro

By Jyoti Prakash Mandal / WBRINN
jpmandal@washingtonbanglaradio.com
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Kolkata, September 11 (Washington Bangla Radio): Bengali film Industry suffered a huge blow when ace filmmaker Rituporno Ghosh left for the heavenly abode a few days ago. The film industry got immensely poorer with the loss of the gem. But the creative genius had completed the shoot of his first (and unfortunately last too) detective genre masterpiece ‘Satyaneweshi’ in which he recreated the famous Bong sleuth Byomkesh Bakshi. The premiere of the film which is an adaption of the story ‘Chorabali’ from the Byomkesh Bakshi series took place at Priya Cinema Hall in a star studded affair. But the director was sorely missed by everyone and surely Rituporno’s presence could have made the premiere more gorgeous. The void which perhaps can never be fulfilled was highly perceptible at the premiere.


The film’s premiere was attended by a number of film fraternities who attended to witness the last premiere of Rituporno Ghosh’s Bengali film. The two leading actors, i.e Sujoy Ghosh and Anindya Chatterjee were at their charming best at the do. Sujoy Ghosh, the director of Kahaani is stepping in acting through this film. What could have made his debut better than being directed by arguably the best director of Bengali film industry of the era and also being casted in the role of the immortal character of Byomkesh Bakshi? The man looked quite happy at the premiere as he chose to look handsome in a Black Punjabi for the big day. Anindya Chatterjee, one of the band members of Chandrabindoo has been casted in the pivotal role of Ajit, Byomkesh’s friend and associate. He too looked highly groomed in a white Punjabi and posed happily for the shutterbugs.

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The premiere was also graced by Arpita Chatterjee, the leading lady of the film. A few other beauties also dazzled up the evening. Parno Mitra, the dusky beauty of Tollywood looked a diva in a fluroscent green saree. Payel Sarkar too looked a chic in a blue party wear. Both the ladies turned out to be top head turners of the premiere.

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Anirban Ghosh, who plays a very important character in the film, was seen bonding with Shaheb Bhattyacharya at the venue. Shaheb looked stylish as ever in a checkered shirt and his trademark spiked hair. Actor Jishu Sengupta also graced the occasion.

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A host of film directors from the Film Industry were also spotted which included Kaushik Ganguly, Mainak Bhowmick, Raj Chakrabarty, Raja Chanda and Sujit Mondal.

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A special appearance was made by Bollywood director Shoojit Sircar who recently has grabbed the headlines for making a mark with his latest movie ‘Madras Café’. He attended the premiere with his better half.
The film started its journey with grandeur just as any Rituporno Ghosh’s film do, only this time without the bodily presence of the cine great.




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