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3 reasons to watch Srijit Mukherji's Shah Jahan Regency

Starring  Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Abir Chatterjee, Anjan Dutt, Rituparna Sengupta, Swastika Mukherjee, Rittika Sen, Rudranil Ghosh, Babul Supriyo, Mamata Shankar and Anirban Bhattacharya, Shah Jahan Regency is written and directed by Srijit Mukherji. Shree Venkatesh Films and Matchcut Productions have produecd the film. Anupam Roy and Indraadip Das Gupta has composed the music. 

1. A star-studded fair

Srjit Mukherji’s Shah Jahan Regency will see some of the biggest names in the Bangla film industry coming together. Abir Chatterjee and Parambrata Chattopadhyay play colleagues who work at Shah Jahan Regency, a hotel. When Chattopadhyay’s Rudra joins the hotel as a new entrant, Sam Bose played by Chatterjee guides him. As is evident from the trailer, the dynamic duo is seen sharing screen-space in many frames. We cannot wait to watch two of the biggest superstars creating some magic together. Female superstars, Rituparna Sengupta and Swastika Mukherjee, are also a part of the film. While Sengupta plays a musician who entertains the hotel's guests through her music (in one scene in the trailer she is seen playing a tanpura), Mukherjee is essaying the role of an emotionally deprived hostess. With them onboard, this is going to be one star-studded affair to watch out for!

2. Based on the bestseller novel

The film is a modern day adaptation of the classic Bangla novel, Chowringhee penned by Shankar that published in 1962. It became a bestseller and is touted as his best work to date. Its English translated version went to win a prestigious award. In 1968, Pinaki Bhushan Mukherjee made an eponymous film with thespian Uttam Kumar and Suriya Devi in the lead. It became a major commercial success and achieved cult status over time. We cannot wait to see how Mukherji retold the classic set in modern day Kolkata.

3. The classic director’s touch

We recently spoke to its lead actors, Chatterjee and Mukherjee who told us that the Mukherji is back with what he is best known for. His characters are known for their emotional depth. With this slice-of-drama that has poetry and melancholia looming large over it, the director has proved his mettle yet again. Much like his earlier films such as Autograph, Hemlock Society and Nirbaak, Shah Jahan Regency is all about love, the lack of it, longing, desolation and pain. The filmmaker gives us a glimpse into the backgrounds and fractured lives of people who check into the hotel. The film, riding high on emotions, is sure to strike a chord.

Check the trailer of the film here: 

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