Posto (film)

Posto (Here, a name for the child character of film. Meaning: Poppy Seeds) is a 2017 Bengali film directed by Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee.[5][6] The film features Soumitra Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta and Mimi Chakraborty. The film was released on 12 May 2017 in 100 theatres across West Bengal, India and overseas (United States, Canada, Japan, Dubai, United Kingdom, Netherlands) on the same day. The film received critical acclaim as it portrayed the relationships in a very subtle way.

Posto
Posto movie poster.jpg
Posto film-release poster
Directed byNandita Roy
Shiboprosad Mukherjee
Produced byWindows Production
Written byNandita Roy
StarringSoumitra Chatterjee
Jisshu Sengupta
Lily Chakraborty
Mimi Chakraborty
Paran Bandopadhyay
Sohini Sengupta
Music byAnupam Roy
CinematographyGopi Bhagat
Production
company
Distributed byEros International
Release date
12 May 2017 [1][2]
CountryIndia
LanguageBengali
Box office8 crore (US$1.1 million)[3][4] ( collection worldwide )

PlotEdit

Arko, affectionately called Posto (Arghya Basu Roy), is a little boy raised by his grandparents --- Dinen Lahiri (Soumitra Chatterjee) and Gouri Lahiri (Lily Chakraborty) --- in Santiniketan. His parents, Arnab Lahiri (Jisshu Sengupta) and Sushmita Lahiri (Mimi Chakraborty), are both settled in Kolkata. They only visit their son once on the weekend. A clash between the grandparents and parents begins when the latter want to take away the child as the father gets an offer to start a restaurant business abroad. The relationship between the parents of Posto and his grandparents, which eventually sours, drags the kid into the courtroom.

CastEdit

ReleaseEdit

The movie released on the 12th of May, 2017. Its theatrical release created quite a buzz. Posto was later made part of the Family Welfare course organised by the State. Nandu Ahuja, Senior VP, India Theatrical, Eros International Media Ltd, said, “History repeats itself as Posto, our third film with Shiboprosad and Nandita, is well on its way to become another blockbuster after Belaseshe and Praktan. We are happy with the response the film has received in Kolkata and hope the film will similarly woo audiences across the country.”


Box officeEdit

On the first day, the movie collection 2 million rupees ( 21 lakh). In the first four days, the film's earnings were 10 million (1 crore (US$140,000).[4] In 1st 2 weeks, the collection breached 35 million (3.5 crores).[7] After 17 days, the box office collection crossed 4.5 crores.[8] After the 1st 3 weeks, the movie had done a business of 5 crores.[9] At the end of 4 weeks, the movie had done a business of 5.5 crore from the state of West Bengal alone[10] and a worldwide business of 8 crores.

SoundtrackEdit

The soundtrack is composed by Anupam Roy, with lyrics by himself. Nachiketa Chakrabarty won the Filmfare award for best playback singer (Male), 2018, for the song Keno Erom Kichu Holona. It’s a song about distance between relationships and Nachiketa’s melodious voice effectively brings forth the nuances contained in the composition.

Posto
Soundtrack album by
Released14 June 2017
Recorded2017
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length23:46
LanguageBengali
LabelWindows Music
External audio
  Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The soundtrack is composed by Anupam Roy, with lyrics by himself.

Track list
No.TitleSingerLength
1."Posto"Anupam Roy3:18
2."Jonaki"Anindya Chatterjee5:38
3."Home Shanti Home"Prashmita Paul, Upal Sengupta3:41
4."Keno erokom kichhu holo na"Nachiketa Chakraborty5:15
5."Sokatore"Sharana Sengupta, Soumita Ghosh, Palashi Ghose, Shreyan Majumdar, Utsa Biswas, Shabnam Parvin3:39
6."Daakghor"Soumitra Chatterjee2:15
Total length:23:46

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Posto to release in the US, Canada, Dubai, Tokyo and London!". The Times of India. 21 April 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  2. ^ Acharya, Anindita (11 November 2016). "Shiboprosad and Nandita's next Bengali film is on parenting". Hindusthan Times. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Posto does business of 5.5 crores in West Bengal in 4 weeks".
  4. ^ a b "Posto creates history, makes 1 crore in 4 days".
  5. ^ "Guess who: This director forwarded anti-Posto messages". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Posto Praktone Bratyo Suchitra". kolkata24x7.com. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  7. ^ "'পোস্ত'র সাফল্যটা স্পেশ্যাল, বললেন মিমি-যিশু".
  8. ^ "Posto collects 4.5 crores in 17 days".
  9. ^ "Posto crosses 5 crores collection in 3 weeks".
  10. ^ "Posto does business of 5.5 crores in West Bengal in 4 weeks".

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