Srijit Mukherji’s upcoming Puja release Dawshom Awbotaar, starring Prosenjit, Anirban Bhattacharya, Jisshu Sengupta and Jaya Ahsan, is a double prequel of Srijit’s 22shey Srabon and Vinci Da. Srijit had directed Prosenjit in a cop avatar and created history with the cult classic 22shey Srabon, and then had gone on to create the character of a no-nonsense police officer in his film, Vinci Da.
This time, he has expanded it into a cop universe where the discredited, ruthless cop Probir Roy Chowdhury meets Anirban’s Bijoy Poddar, and together they solve a case. With Anupam Roy composing the music of the film, it’ll be another musical reunion.
Within the poster’s intriguing imagery lies a complex puzzle, featuring enigmatic depictions of cult characters Probir Roy Chowdhury and Bijoy Poddar while Jisshu Sengupta and Jaya Ahsan contribute to the shroud of mystery.
The poster reflects upon the 10 avatars of Lord Vishnu, each with its own unique symbolism and purpose. It meticulously incorporates all 10 divine incarnations of Lord Vishnu which are Lord Rama (the bow and arrow), Matsya (the fish), Narasimha (the man-lion), Parasurama (the axe), Lord Budhha (Buddhist prayer wheel), Kalki (white chess horse —the mighty warrior), Vamana (the Bonsai plant), Varaha (the boar tooth), Kurma (the tortoise) and Lord Krishna (peacock feather).
Casts of the film
Bengali films have traditionally done blockbuster business at the box office during Durga Puja. Srijit’s Autograph, released many Pujas ago, paved the way for big Tolly releases during Durga Puja. “Autograph changed the rules. Bengali films now have a track record of doing really well during the Pujas, even at the expense of Hindi films. Watching a Bengali film is now a Puja routine. The paradigm is shifting towards multiplexes and we’ll have to keep the good work going in terms of content,” Srijit had told t2 before the release of his Mishawr Rawhoshyo.
Dawshom Awbotaar pays homage to the rich spiritual heritage embodied by the 10 avatars of Lord Vishnu. The film is produced by Jyoti Deshpande, Shrikant Mohta, and Mahendra Soni.