Kolkata: Director duo Shiboprasad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy has proved their determination once again. Their family drama, ‘Posto’ that released on May 12 has given the audience this year’s first Bengali blockbuster.
Earlier ‘Praktan’ witnessed a historic opening but ‘Posto’, starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Mimi Chakraborty and Argha Basu Roy, has left ‘Praktan’ behind in the race.
Back in 2015, when Shiboprasad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy’s blockbuster ‘Belaseshe’ had released, megastar amitabh Bachchan had taken to Twitter to express his views on the film. He wrote, “‘Belaseshe’ … the film in Bengali with subtitles…. it’s simplicity grabs you by the heart and converts you into a human!”
This year too, it looks like, history has repeated itself. ‘Posto’ has released on the same day as Big B’s ‘Sarkar 3’. The latter, however, has had very few takers in Bengal thanks to Posto’s immense popularity.
A source from a multiplex tells the media that the film opened to a fantastic response. “Even morning shows on the opening days registered a 90 % occupancy. Monday, single screens had around 75% occupancy which is amazing.
Shiboprasad is elated with the response. “It’s amazing that even in today’s time, Bengali cinema opens to such great figures. This shows the power of good content. I am extremely happy for Soumitra Chatterjee today. At the age of 83, he shows how magic is created at the box office.”
Abir chatterjee, who was spotted at the premiere of the movie, was all praise about the film. “Shibu da has, once gain, proved his worth. The film is relatable and everyone cted well. His films are always for the masses. And what can I say about Soumitra jethu? He’s a legend. Content is king and this has what Posto has proven.”
Even he took to Twitter to share his views on the film:
— Abir Chatterjee (@itsmeabir) May 12, 2017