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Prosenjit Chatterjee-starrer ‘Kishore Kumar Junior’ to hit screens on October 12

  • Published at 12:18 am August 31st, 2018
Kaushik Ganguly, left, and Prosenjit Chatterjee on the set of ‘Kishore Kumar Junior’
Kaushik Ganguly, left, and Prosenjit Chatterjee on the set of ‘Kishore Kumar Junior’ Camelia Productions

The actor told The Times of India last year that his film is dedicated to 'those hundreds of talented artistes who fail to make a mark of their own and live as konthis of stalwart singers'.

Kaushik Ganguly’s Bangla film “Kishore Kumar Junior,” starring Prosenjit Chatterjee, will be released on October 12 ahead of Durga Puja. The film will clash at the box office with Srijit Mukherji’s “Ek Je Chhilo Raja.”

Ganguly’s film is based on the “konthis” (voices) of West Bengal, street singers who make a living by performing songs of their idols. Chatterjee plays a konthi devoted to the legendary singer and actor Kishore Kumar. Chatterjee’s character is named after and loosely based on Gautam Ghosh, a popular konthi singer in West Bengal who has been singing Kumar’s song for decades.

The actor told The Times of India last year that his film is dedicated to “those hundreds of talented artistes who fail to make a mark of their own and live as konthis of stalwart singers”.  

The music is by Indraadip Dasgupta and Kumar Sanu sings for Chatterjee. The film also stars Aparajita Auddy, Rajesh Sharma, Masood Akhtar and Lama.

The article was first published in scroll.in and is being republished under special arrangement