The blockbuster film Projapati, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Dev, Mamata Shankar, Koushani Mukherjee and Sweta Bhattacharjee among others, completed 150 days in theatres on May 21. Produced by Bengal Talkies, Dev Entertainment Ventures and Pranab Kumar Guha, Projapati has been running to houseful shows even after the film got released on an OTT platform in April.
As the cast and crew gathered at INOX, South City Mall, to celebrate the glorious occasion, director Avijit Sen said: “It is a humbling and proud moment for us to receive the love that we have got for Projapati. I am sincerely grateful to the wonderful audience across the world that watched and praised Projapati. Personally, for me, this film has been a lifetime experience working with stalwarts like Mithun da and Mamo di. And of course, none of this would have been possible without the amazing actor and human being that is Dev. Finally, filmmaking is all about teamwork and we would like to convey our deepest gratitude towards the brilliant crew of Projapati.”
Avijit Sen, Atanu Raychaudhuri, Mamata Shankar and Surojit
“As film-makers, the biggest achievement is when the story we have tried to tell resonates with the audience. They are our biggest strengths and our aim shall always remain to provide pure, classic entertainment to our audience. The film has a beautiful story, with a great script and dialogues.
“Then there is the phenomenal chemistry between Mithun Chakraborty and Dev and Mithun Chakraborty and Mamata Shankar. I feel both Mithunda and Dev have come up with their best performances. The film also boasts amazing songs. One thing that also connected was how caring the son was towards the father. The larger theme of children caring for their ageing parents really resonated with the audience, and how magical that bond truly is. People went to theatres in large numbers with their families,” said producer Atanu Raychaudhuri.
Sen and Raychaudhuri have already announced their third film together with Dev and Paran Bandopadhyay as leads, which is all set to release in December this year.