Tollywood News: Indraneil-Koel the new Jodi in Bengali Films

Popular actors Indraneil Sengupta and Koel Mullick for the first time will be seen as a lead pair in the upcoming Bengali movie of the first time director Suman Maitra.

Doshhomi narrates the story of Indraneil and Koel and how their relationship shapes up during the five days of Durga Puja.

The director has chosen a children’s park near Shayambazar  in the North Kolkata for the Durga Puja sequence.

When asked the reason for choosing a place from North Kolkata, the director said: “The place is sophisticated and it has an earthy feeling.”

Commenting on the lead pair and movie, Suman who earlier assisted film makers like Vishal Bardwaj in Makdee and Maqbool said: “This is the first time that Indraneil and Koel have been pitted against each other. Durga Puja has been shown on celluloid many times but my film has the Puja as the backdrop and the tale of two individuals revolves around it.”

Talking about Indraneil’s character in the movie, he said: “I play Avi who has been born and brought up in Kolkata. He is in love with Tuli (Koel’s character). I am very excited about the character as well as the subject as it tries to capture the essence of bengali’s most celebrated festival and what happens during those five days to these two people.”

“Avi runs a cyber cafe and is the heart of his ‘Para’ (local area). He is not well off but he is very jovial and good by heart,” he added about his character.

Speaking about Koel’s character, she said: “I play Tuli who returns to her home in North Kolkata from US during Puja and how the equation between Avi and Tuli changes in those five days of the festivity is what the picture is all about.”

“Tuli is an intelligent and attractive girl who knows about it and flaunts it. She is tomboyish and smart too,” Koel further said about her character.

Talking about the onscreen chemistry between Koel and Indraneil, Koel said: “Initially I was a bit worried about our chemistry because I haven’t seen him much in Kolkata as he resides in Mumbai most of the time.  But the director was confident about it. And so I am happy about it as well. I hope the chemistry will work.”

Since the backdrop of the movie is Durga Puja, the director promised that there will be a designer trend in Dashhami after the release of this film.

Apart from Indraneil and Koel Tollywood actors Locket and Pijush will be seen sharing screen space in the movie.

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