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Dev's aviation-themed film 'Cockpit' filmed in real locations

Kolkata: Actor-producer Dev said his upcoming film "Cockpit", the first Bengali movie on aircraft mishap and its aftermath, has been shot in real locations.

"I think a film like 'Cockpit' has seldom been made in our country before. It is a film in which issues like safe landing, turbulence during flight and runway overshoot of the aircraft have been referred to. It has never been done before.
We also filmed a particular scene in air with the permission from the concerned authorities," Dev said here.
In the film, Dev, who has also produced it, plays a pilot. He said before shooting the film, he and his team discussed the story with everyone concerned including Air India personnels, ATC, airport authorities, DGCA, flight attendants and flight engineers.
"We heard their personal accounts to use in the story, to make it as realistic as possible."
"Cockpit", the second film by Dev's production house Dev Entertainment after "Champ", has been helmed by acclaimed director Kamaleswar Mukherjee, who previously directed the actor in "Chander Pahar" and its sequel "Amazon Obhijaan."
"Kamal da loves to take up larger-than-life subjects.
This was seen in 'Chander Pahar' and now in 'Cockpit'. He did not back out from working on such a subject.
"Working on such a topic requires long hours of study and we had researched for six months. I am not sure if any other director has such perseverance and patience," he said.

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