Presidency University witnessed a star-studded evening on Monday when the cast of 'Abaseshe' visited the campus to inaugurate a film fest, Chalchhabi, organised by the Presidency College Photography Club. Actress Roopa Ganguly, director Aditi Roy and scriptwriter Neel Mitra attended the event. This event was a promotional campaign for the film and an opportunity to strike a chord with film buffs.
“We did not want to preach any messages through the film. We just wanted to depict how small mistakes can result in broken hearts, how a person suffers when they cut off from a beloved due to a misunderstanding, and when they learn the other side of the story, it might be too late to make up for it,” Ganguly said.
Roy and Mitra confessed that the finances could not support hoardings all over the city and that is why these promotional campaigns were required. But they harped more on revisiting their college days while connecting with students. “Abaseshe is a story about relationships, so there is no target audience,” said Roy.
“Everyone will be able to relate to the characters. This was inspired by my own life because I lived away from home for a long time and missed my parents a lot,” said Mitra. The students were star-struck when Ganguly sang a few lines of her national award-winning song DureKothai, from the film.
“Presidency has always shown interest in offbeat films, books and music. We were intrigued by the name and caption of this film. It’s also Roopa Ganguly’s comeback film which has a huge appeal among the masses,” Arghyanil Ghosh, a philosophy student, and organisers said. The 2 day film fest will screen films such as 'Malena' and 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'.