Kakababur Protyabortan, a Bengali film starring actor Prosenjit Chatterjee and directed by Srijit Mukherji, will be releasing on Christmas, announced production house Shree Venkatesh Films on Twitter on Thursday.
The film also stars Aryann Bhowmick and Anirban Chakrabarti in the lead.
এই বড়দিনে আফ্রিকার রাজাকে টেক্কা দিতে আসছে আমাদের রাজা রায়চৌধুরি, #Kakababu!
Unveiling the official poster of #KakababurProtyaborton, a film by @srijitspeaketh | Releasing #ThisChristmas.@prosenjitbumba @AryannBhowmik Anirban Chakrabarti @iindraadip @iammony pic.twitter.com/xZxUQ9x7i8
— SVF (@SVFsocial) November 12, 2020
Based on Jongoler Moddhey Ek Hotel by Sunil Gangopadhyay, this film will be the third installment in the director’s Kakababu series, after Mishawr Rawhoshyo and Yeti Obhijaan.
Kakababur Protyabortan‘s story will revolve around Raja Roy Chowdhury, aka Kakababu, and his nephew Santu. The pair go on a trip to Nairobi in Kenya and is hosted by a Bengali couple. Kakababu and Santu are invited by African-based Indian businessman Ashok Desai and his partner Mr Ninjane to visit their hotel at the Maasai Mara forest. Just before their arrival, some German tourists go missing from the hotel and what happens next is the crux of the plot.
The film has been extensively shot in Kenya. A report in India Blooms quoted Mukherji saying, “Kakababur Protyabortan is an adventure trip to the jungles of Africa. This time, Kakababu, along with Santu, reaches Kenya for a night’s stay before their trip to the great Masai Mara Game Reserve and a string of thrill starts from there. Alongside the story, the USP about Kakababur Protyaborton is the amazing location that the film has been shot in. I am sure the audience will get to witness the extravaganza of Africa’s wildlife through this film.”
According to the report, the director said that the cast and crew faced several challenges while filming wild animals. The shooting, however, was a fun experience, he said.
Meanwhile, Chatterjee is set to don the directorial hat next year. Talking to The Times of India, the actor said, “I will start directing next year. It is based on a historical novel. So, I am spending a lot of time on the script and pre-production.”