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Ritwick, Saswata, Rituparna are spontaneous actors: Kamaleshwar Mukherjee


The film is based on the incidents of a single night revolving around four characters — a criminal, a psychiatrist, a cop, a a delusional man.

Roushni Sarkar

Director Kamaleshwar Mukherjee is happy to work with Ritwick Chakraborty in his upcoming film, Good Night City. The film also stars Arunima Ghosh, Saswata Chatterjee, Rituparna Sengupta, Sourav Das and Saayoni Ghosh.

“Both Ritwick and Saswata strike a chord with the audiences and as a director, I am learning from them. Rituparna is a genius and she can make all impossible acting exercises look simple. Ritwick plays a criminal while  Rituparna plays a psychologist who tries to unravel his mind. Saswata plays the cop who is trying to get hold of Ritwick,” said the director to Calcutta Times, a daily.

“All three are spontaneous actors and add magic to every frame,” he added.

The film is based on the incidents of a single night revolving around four characters. “I have wanted to depict the night life in a city, representing the darkness of human psychology i.e. the criminal instincts. The bottom line of the film is the analysis and the story of a criminal mind. Apart from the three characters mentioned before, the fourth one is a delusional character presented from the perspective of the criminal (Ritwick),” Mukherjee observed.

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“I am not entitled to say much about my character. All I can say is that more than the crime, the crust of the film lies in the source and the ground of the crime that takes place,” said Chakraborty to siticinema.com.

Saswata Chatterjee, while refraining from giving information about his role in the film, said, “On my uniform, it is written Akhilesh Chatterjee but in reality, I am not Akhilesh. You see, there is so much confusion and I would love to keep it like that.”

Rituparna Sengupta will be seen playing a psychiatrist for the first time in her career. Also, this is her first film with Mukherjee.

“The film attempts to depict the dilemmas of a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist’s life is not easy, as she solves numerous complicated cases her life too turns extremely complicated.

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As the film is a story of a single night, it offers optimum amount of thrill and I am enjoying the shooting experience quite a lot. The film is very different from all of Kamalda’s [Mukherjee] movies, it offer twist at every second moment,” Sengupta explained.

“One of the biggest twists of the film is that I am playing the darkest character of all. All I can say is that my role is an alter ego of Ritwick Da’s,” actor Sourav Das said of his character.

“Since the story mostly centres on Ritwick Das’s character, it also delves a lot into his college days when he has a core group which leaves immense political influence on him. I am the only female member of that group and mine is a rebellious character,” said Saayoni Ghosh.

Mukherjee has already raised a lot of expectations with his psychological thriller, a completely different venture from his previous film Amazon Obhijaan (2017).