Just two days before Rituparno Ghosh’s last movie “Satyanweshi” hits the screens, Sujoy Ghosh, who stars in the lead role of detective Byomkesh Bakshi in the much-awaited project, is feeling the absence of the late filmmaker more than ever.
Rituparno, maker of acclaimed and award-winning Bengali films like “Bariwali”, “Asukh”, “Utsab”, “Shubho Mahurat”, “Chokher Bali”, “Dosar”, “Shob Charitro Kalponik” and “Abohoman”, was suffering from pancreatitis. He died following a heart attack May 30.
However, he had completed the production of “Satyanweshi” just two days before his death. The post-production of the movie was completed by cinematographer Aveek Mukhopadhyay.
“One more day for ‘Satyanweshi’ to hit the cinema. Suddenly I am really missing Rituparno Ghosh. This was his show. He should be here,” Sujoy posted on Twitter.
Sujoy is going all out to make the movie reach out to more people.
“Now to promote ‘Satyanweshi’… all day I am going to hold a big board in the middle of the main road saying ‘Releases 6th … come one come all’,” he added.
Produced by Shree Venkatesh Films, the detective thriller also features Bengali actors Anindya Chatterjee, Arpita Chatterjee, Sibaji Bandyopadhyay and Indraneil Sengupta in key roles. Recently, several people in West Bengal, along with chief minister Mamata Banerjee, paid homage to Rituparno on his 50th birth anniversary Aug 31.
TV channels and radio stations aired special programmes, while wishes poured in on social networking sites, as film aficionados remembered the master storyteller who had brought back the educated middle and upper middle class people to the theatres to watch Bengali movies.