Story, subject real hero of film, says Saswata

Actor Saswata Chatterjee, coming up as a conman in romantic comedy ‘Mon Churi’, considers the story and subject of any film as the real hero.

Flush with the success of his role in recent Puja releases as detective-assistant Ajit in ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ and a cunning state official in ‘Rajkahini’ - Saswata said, “It is encouraging to see how people are again finding interest in Bengali films and heading back to theatres. But it’s entirely due to the film’s ability to pull audiences, it’s content. Bengali film has again moved from the insipid, lacklustre contents to rich, varied ones. It is due to content reaching a rich level in many recent works that audiences are watching them for the second time,” Saswata said.

“So the subject and story are the real hero,” he said at the trailer of ‘Mon Churi’ here.
Saswata, who said he loved doing comedy and that too with stand-up comedians like Kharaj Mukherjee and Biswanath Basu in the flick on an institute training pickpockets and other conmen, said, “Any good script makes the job of an actor easier.”

“A director’s vision starts getting shape and contours as the shooting progresses and those involved in the process feel happy to see the scenes as depicted actually coming to life. Yes there is scope for improvisation and it happens spontanesously,” he said.

To a question, he said, “I love doing comedy. Humour is very important as people have forgotten to laugh at themselves these days. They should not lose the funnybones.”Saswata will also be seen in Sandip Ray’s ‘Mon Chora’.

“Yes ‘Mon Chora’, having a similar sounding title, is from Saradindu Mukhopadhyay’s work and this is another literature-based work by Babuda (as Sandip Ray is called) after ‘Char’ in which I was cast,” he said.
“Yes people like us are getting work with typical Bengali look and physicality as our directors are retaining the flavour of Bengaliness in their films,” he said. ‘Mon Churi’, the debut film of Premasish Dey, will be released on December 4.



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