This Article is From Jun 24, 2012

Hemlock Society premiered

Hemlock Society premiered

Highlights

  • With a star-studded turnout, comprising the whose-who of Tollywood, ace director Srijit Mukherjee's new film Hemlock Society, having a theme of suicide workshop but in effect celebrating life over death, was premiered at a city plex on Friday.
  • Read: Srijit's right-to-direct Hemlock Society on right-to-die
  • "I had seen both the rushes and the movie after the editor's cut and I knew how it will mark a new phase in the annals of contemporary Bengali films," Tollywood superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee, who had featured in the two earlier works of the director, said before the show began.
  • "The film is unique in every sense.....the concept ....the treatment and yet sticking to a story line and executing that," film diva Moonmoon Sen said after the premiere of Hemlock, produced by Venkatesh Films, was over.
  • Kahaani actor Indraneil Sengupta, who had featured in Srijit's first film Autograph that had created box-office history, described the overall execution as "brilliant".
  • "I must say Param (Parambrata Chattopadhyay) and Koel (Mallick) had been marvellous in the film. This was Param's first solo lead after many years and Koel, she had not been seen in such roles or films for a long time. She had simply been very very spontaneous," the director said.
  • Hemlock Society tells the story of a man who runs a workshop where lessons are given on how to commit suicide successfully, his tryst with a self-obsessed girl. The workshop has on its roll professors who demonstrate fail-safe methods in committing suicide.
  • The idea was derived from an organisation promoting suicide in US in the 80s.
Kolkata: With a star-studded turnout,comprising the whose-who of Tollywood, ace director SrijitMukherjee's new film Hemlock Society, having a theme ofsuicide workshop but in effect celebrating life over death,was premiered at a city plex on Friday.

Read: Srijit's right-to-direct Hemlock Society on right-to-die

"I had seen both the rushes and the movie after theeditor's cut and I knew how it will mark a new phase in theannals of contemporary Bengali films," Tollywood superstarProsenjit Chatterjee, who had featured in the two earlierworks of the director, said before the show began.

"The film is unique in every sense.....the concept....the treatment and yet sticking to a story line andexecuting that," film diva Moonmoon Sen said after the premiereof Hemlock, produced by Venkatesh Films, was over.

Kahaani actor Indraneil Sengupta, who had featuredin Srijit's first film Autograph that had created box-officehistory, described the overall execution as "brilliant".

"I must say Param (Parambrata Chattopadhyay) and Koel(Mallick) had been marvellous in the film. This was Param'sfirst solo lead after many years and Koel, she had not beenseen in such roles or films for a long time. She had simplybeen very very spontaneous," the director said.

Hemlock Society tells the story of a man who runs aworkshop where lessons are given on how to commit suicidesuccessfully, his tryst with a self-obsessed girl. Theworkshop has on its roll professors who demonstrate fail-safemethods in committing suicide.

The idea was derived from an organisation promotingsuicide in US in the 80s.