From the intense lows of the 80s and 90s, a new wave came in Bengali cinema and a new genre emerged. Not just arty and commercial movies, films which were directed at urban, more sophisticated audiences, became a buzzword. And people started flocking to the theatres once again to watch Bengali films. At the forefront of this ‘movement’ was a bright-eyed advertising professional turned filmmaker – late Rituparno Ghosh. Just with his second feature film, Unishe April, he picked up a National Award, no less. So when one comes to know that Jyeshthoputro, the latest Bengali film that is all set to release on ZEE5 on November 8, you sit up and take note.
The Kaushik Ganguly directed film is inspired by a script written by late Rituparno, titled Anya Nayak. The movie, which had released in the theatres in April, stars Prosenjit and Ritwick Chakraborty in the lead roles. In the trailer, we see that Prosenjit and Ritwick are brothers – while elder brother Prosenjit is a celebrity who has legions of fans mobbing him for selfies, younger brother Ritwick is a common man.
This is the first time that the two powerhouse actors have shared screen space. It will be interesting to watch their performances on screen.
Sudiptaa Chakraborty, Gargee Roychowdhury and Daminee Basu play the female leads. From the trailer, it looks like an intense family drama, what with emotions running high. Director Kaushik and Prosenjit are quite a superhit pair too. Their previous outings – the thriller Drishtikone and the musical Kishore Kumar Junior have both been received well at the box office. The pair scored a hat-trick with Jyeshthoputro.
As you wait to watch this latest Bengali film online, watch Kaushik Ganguly’s performance in Kangal Malsat on ZEE5.