Superstars Prosenjit Chatterjee and Rituparna Sengupta to come together after over a decade
First Bengali film to have a national and international release on same day
Mumbai, May 12, 2016: Following the unprecedented success of Belaseshe, Eros International, a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, joins hands with directors Shiboprasad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy, the makers of Belaseshe, once again to release Bengali film Praktan (Former) starring the biggest stars of the Bengali film industry—Prosenjit Chatterjee and Rituparna Sengupta—across India on May 27. Praktan is the first Bengali film to be released nationally and internationally on same day.
Directed by Shiboprasad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy, the romantic drama that beautifully captures the importance of memories, will bring together Prosenjit Chatterjee and Rituparna Sengupta after 15 years. The film also stars Soumitra Chatterjee, Sabitri Chatterjee, Anupam Roy, Anindya Chaterjee among others. The popular singer, lyricist and music director, Anupam Roy, of Piku fame, will be debuting as an actor in this film.
Eros anticipates a universal appeal for this film among discerning audiences across India, therefore, apart from Bangalore, Delhi NCR, Mumbai and Pune, the company also plans to release Praktan in newer markets across India.
Commenting on the vast pan India release, Nandu Ahuja, Senior VP, India Theatricals, Eros International said, “We want to open up markets for Bengali films across the country, enter untapped, newer territories such as Baroda, Patna, Indore, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow and Chandigarh. We are happy to unite with Shiboprasad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy once again after the tremendous success of Belaseshe. With the biggest stars in the Bengali industry, hit music and an intriguing story, I am sure Praktan will woo audiences across India.”
Director Shiboprasad Mukherjee added, “After Belaseshe, we are associating with Eros yet again and together for the first time we will bring Praktan, a bengali film to the national and international audience on the same day as Kolkata. We are grateful to Eros for their support for Bengali cinema.”
About Eros International Media Ltd
Eros International Media Ltd. (BSE Script Code: 533261; NSE Script Code: EROSMEDIA) is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry that acquires, co-produces and distributes Indian films across all available formats such as cinema, television and digital new media. Eros International is part of Eros International Plc, which became the first Indian media Company to raise capital and be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Eros International has experience of over three decades in establishing a global platform for Indian cinema. The company has a competitive advantage through its extensive and growing movie library comprising of over 2,000 films, which include Hindi, Tamil, and other regional language films for home entertainment distribution. Eros International has built a dynamic business model by combining the release of new films every year with the exploitation of its film library. For further information please visit: www.erosintl.com