Directed by Avijit Sen, and co-produced by Dev and Atanu Raychaudhuri, the film will be released in December this year.
Avijit Sen, Atanu Raychaudhuri, and Dev have proven to make a successful team. Their film Tonic made it to the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in the Indian Panorama. In the festival, the film will be screened along with The Kashmir Files, RRR, and others. Now the Actor-director and producer are back again with their family drama, Projapoti. The film is set to bring Mithun Chakraborty back to Bengali cinema after years. Apart from the veteran actor and Dev, the film also features Mamata Shankar, Koneenica Banerjee, Ambarish Bhattacharya, and others. On Thursday, the poster of the film was released at Nandan. The film will be released on December 23.
The cast members, including Mamata Shankar, Dev, Shweta Bhattacharya, Koneenica Banerjee and Biswanath Basu, co-writer and co-producer Atanu Raychaudhuri of Bengal Talkies and director Avijit Sen, were present at the poster launch event.
Atanu said, “Projapati traces the fine nuances of the bond between a father and his son. While the son works independently, the father’s quest of finding a match for his son leads to interesting incidents that take forward the story. We are delighted to cast Mithun Chakraborty and Mamata Shankar again for Projapati, after Mrinal Sen’s Mrigaya, which was released 46 years ago. We are also glad to cast Dev once again and introduce newcomer Shweta on the big screen.”
Meanwhile, the director said that it is a dream project for him. “In this film, I get to direct two stalwarts of Indian cinema – Mithun Chakraborty and Mamata Shankar. After 46 years, they are together and their chemistry is still electrifying. This is my second movie with Dev and he keeps on surprising me with his performance every time. The entire star cast has given powerful yet endearing performances in this family drama, which should be liked by our discerning audience,” said Avijit.
Projapati narrates the story of the sweet and sour relationship shared between a father and son. It shows how a father acts as a friend, philosopher, and guide for his son. Mithun and Dev will be seen as father and son respectively. The story takes various turns during the father’s journey of finding a daughter-in-law.