At the ongoing Bangladesh Film Festival in Kolkata, Chanchal Chowdhury, the lead actor of ‘Hawa’, is soaking in the overwhelming audience response to the movie, reports The Economic Times.
‘Hawa’, shown free of cost, had a full house during its two screenings at Nandan, a government-sponsored film and cultural centre in Kolkata, on the 4th Bangladesh Film Festival, which began on 29 October.
‘Hawa’ stars Chanchal Chowdhury, Nazifa Tushi, Sariful Razz, Shohel Mondol and others.
The line of people stretched for half a kilometer, while a portion of the audience sat on the auditorium floor to watch the film. Following the overwhelming public response, the number of screenings of the film in the festival was upped from four to five.
“Our greatest reward is to get the love of the Kolkata audience. Feeling so happy that Hawa was watched by the film-loving people on this part of the border as well. This success reaffirms that there is no division among Bengali audiences," Chanchal Chowdhury told the media on the sidelines of the inaugural function on Saturday (29 October) night.
However, he regretted that the film could not be commercially released in theatres in Kolkata.
“Apart from Dhaka, Hawa was screened in many other places. But it did not happen in West Bengal. I understand there are certain complications which prevented its release,” Chanchal added.