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Friday, August 16, 2013

First look: Mishawr Rawhoshyo

The first look of the eagerly awaited Santu-Kakababu movie made by Srijit Mukherji was revealed earlier this month. It instantly took me back to my teenage when I would wait for the Sharodiya Anandamela, especially for the new Santu-Kakababu novel by Sunil Gangopadhyay. The illustrations by Subrata Gangopadhyay would enrich the reading experience. The cretaive has been done precisely in that style to bring back that nostalgic feel. The teaser design, with no mention of Kakababu, and only his crutch showing is interesting indeed. I even tweeted my thought on the first look to Srijit, who retweeted it.
Mishawr Rawhoshyo is one of my favourite Santu-Kakababu stories. The setting in Egypt is its key attraction (which probably made Srijit pick it as the first among the three novels he wishes to film, with the other two set in jungle and hills respectively). 
The trailer, released on Sangeet Bangla later stoked the fire. It gave the real feel of the fascinating adventure in the land of pyramid. The film has indeed been mounted on a huge canvas, and look-wise compares with a Hollywood adventure. Indraneil is playing the sinister Hani Alkadi, with a bald and clean-shaven look. Prosenjit looked perfect as Kakababu (and the best so far, compared to Samit Bhanja in Sobuj Dwiper Raja and Sabyasachi Chakraborty in telefilms). He has the right age to play this legendary character, which is a hot favourite of Bengalis, besides Feluda and Byomkesh. Santu has been played by Devdan, who is a known face on television and was Prosenjit’s son in Chawlo Paltai.

Needless to say, I am following the run-up to this Puja release. Hope to come back here with more on it. 


  1. Did you notice Rajit Kapoor as Egyptian business man, Al Mamon??What was the requirement of Swastika as Snigdha?is it only for glamour quotient?? Prasenjit really surprised me as Kakababu...he is exactly the way i always visualized my childhood hero....Mr. Raja Roychoudhury!!

  2. OK, didn't realise Rajit was playing Al Mamon. Swastika's role was 'developed' at the script level, probably for the reason mentioned by you.

    On Raja Roychowdhury, can't agree more. Before this, the directors focused on his gravity more and probably overlooked his charm. Hence many like you and me couldn't really connect with our childhood hero, like we could with Soumitra as Feluda. Srijit is spot on!


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