Reviewer Shreya Dutta
The Bengali film industry is booming with the new films that are breaking the box office every now and then. Talented directors are emerging from nooks and corners, and they are making really good films, that stand out among the crowd in this era. Movies today are not only a piece of art, but have turned into primarily a source of entertainment. The Bengali films of today are quite captivating and it is a real pleasure to see our hometown film industry booming. Michael is such a film that appeals to the layman, it is essentially a Bengali drama film that is yet to be released.
Mchael, the character played by Mir Afsar Ali, is a man who continuously dreams of cinema and films and desires to be at the helm of these someday. Mayurbahan Chattopadhyay is the sophisticated and cool, impersonal person being portrayed in a fantastic way by Soumitra Chatterjee. Michael is not to be put down. He wants to make a film and he will make it happen at all costs. Sayanti Datta and Soumyajit Majumdar become his assistants in this film. Tonushree Chakraborty plays the role of the heroine in the film that Michael, Mir Afsar Ali that is, decides to make. The plot is not very tense and gripping, but it is woven a bit intricately none the less and is more or less, quite sweet a candy for the eyes. This type of storyline has rarely been seen in the Bengali film industry, for quite a long time.
The cast for this film is as star – studded as it gets. Quite a few legends of the Bengali film industry have been involved in the film. The main actors are Soumitra Chatterjee, Mir Afsar Ali, Swastika Mukherjee, Tonushree Chakraborty, Arunima Ghosh in lead roles. Mir Afsar Ali plays as Michael, Soumitra Chatterjee plays the role of Mayurbahan Chattopadhyay, Swastika Mukherjee plays the role of Michael’s wife, Sayani Dutta plays the role of Michael’s assistant, Tanushree Chakraborty plays the role of a rich girlfriend of Michael, Arunima Ghosh plays the role of an IPS Officer. Arijit Dutta, Kanchan Mullick and so on and so forth play supporting roles.
Debutant director Satrajit Sen has taken up the role gallantly, and he has shown us that he is truly up for the job.
The production of the film has been done by Tripod Entertainment and Greentouch Entertainment under Satrajit Sen. The story has also been written by Satrajit Sen and the screenplay and the dialogues have been written by Padmanava Dasgupta.
The music director as well as the music composer is Indrajit Dey. The music is soulful and matches well with the tone of the film.
The release date of the film has not been finalised yet. The shooting for this film started however way back on the twenty – third of January of this year.
Like all films, the taste and flavour remains in watching the film itself. If you want to be a part of this film, stay tuned for its release, and rush to a multiplex near you.