Cinematography: Soumik Halder
Starring: Prosenjit Chatterjee, Rajit Kapur, Indraneil Sengupta, Aryann Bhowmik, Tridha, Rajesh Sharma and others.
Based on Sunil Gangopadhyay’s Kakababu, Srijit Mukherji’s Mishawr Rahasya is a must watch. From acting to cinematography every aspect of the film has been handled with utmost precision. The film captures Egypt so well that you seem to be lost amidst the sand dunes and pyramids. Kudos to cinematographer Soumik Halder for such clarity. Blending Kakababu’s original story with the recent Egyptian revolutionary upsurge gives the story an interesting angle. Though the Santu-Rini chemistry and song sequences were an addition to the original plot, but it provides the needed masala for the film.
The story of Mishawr Rahasya dragged a bit in the middle but you can ignore that given the beauty of the entire film. The pyramid sequence in the last scene was done with such clarity that you might forget that you are watching a Bengali film. Prosenjit Chatterjee is excellent as Kakababu (aka Raja Roy Chowdhury). His dialogues are both crisp and witty. Newcomer Aryann is also good as Santu, Kakababu’s assistant and their chemistry is just too good. Indraneil Sengupta has delivered his best performance doing justice to his layered personality. All the other actors suited their characters to perfection.For people who think Bengali films are not progressive enough, this is your answer!!