Shantilal O Projapoti Rohoshyo (2019)


Shantilal O Projapoti Rohoshyo (2019)

A deadbeat weather reporter at an English newspaper in Kolkata evolves into a detective when he pursues a deeply buried story about a movie star.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
IMDb  6.0 /10
Director Pratim D. Gupta
Writer Pratim D. Gupta
Release Date2019-08-15
Runtime1h 43mins
Content Rating
CompanyAuroville Investments
Ambarish Bhattacharya
Ambarish Bhattacharya
Rocket Ronjon
Aniruddha Chakladar
Aniruddha Chakladar
Abhijit Dasgupta
Chitrangada Chakraborty
Chitrangada Chakraborty
Kunal Chakraborty
Kunal Chakraborty
Store Attendant
Swaroopa Ghosh
Swaroopa Ghosh
Mrs. Gopalan
Akshay Kapoor
Akshay Kapoor
Alokanonda Roy
Alokanonda Roy
Sanghasree Sinha
Sanghasree Sinha

Shantilal O Projapoti Rohoshyo

Shantilal O Projapoti Rohoshyo is an Indian Bengali mystery-thriller film, directed by Pratim D. Gupta. The film starring Ritwick Chakraborty, Paoli Dam and Goutam Ghose is an investigative thriller where a journalist evolves into a detective while trying to pursue a story about a film star. The film was released on 16 August 2019.


Ritwick Chakraborty plays Shantilal, a deadbeat weather reporter at a Kolkata newspaper, who is in his late 30s, still unmarried and lives with his mother. Paoli Dam plays the glamorous Nandita, an ambitious movie star, who now wants to venture into politics. When their worlds collide, we have a rollercoaster adventure ride from Kolkata to Chennai to Singapore. By the end, a new detective is born - Shantilal.


  • Ritwick Chakraborty as Shantilal
  • Paoli Dam as Nandita
  • Goutam Ghose as editor of The Sentinel
  • Akshay Kapoor as Hindol
  • Alakananda Ray as Maa
  • Ambarish Bhattacharya as Rocket Ronjon
  • Chitrangada Chakraborty as Candy
  • Srijit Mukherji as Praffula
  • Sanghasri Sinha



The screenplay of the film was selected for the 2013 Indian edition of the prestigious Sundance Lab, organised by Sundance Institute, where Pratim got to discuss and dissect his script with international writers and directors like Asif Kapadia, Bill Wheeler, Joshua Marston, Carlos Cuaron and Marti Noxon. The film was titled Ink at that time.

The script was subsequently read by actor Irrfan Khan who wished to direct the film for private television channel. Pratim declined Irrfan because he wished to make the film himself.


This is the fourth collaboration of Pratim and Ritwick after Shaheb Bibi Golaam, Maacher Jhol and Ahare Mon. The film also marks the fourth collaboration between the director and Paoli Dam. They have previously worked together in Maacher Jhol, Ahare Mon and the telefilm Mirchi Malini.


Shooting for the film started in Kolkata in 2018 when the premiere of the film Guptodhoner Sandhane was used by Pratim to shoot a sequence for his film.

Marketing and release

The first look posters were released in June 2019. The official trailer of the film was unveiled on 14 July 2019 by Auroville Movies.

The film was released theatrically on 16 August 2019.


Shantilal O Projapoti Rohoshyo
Soundtrack album by
Released27 July 2019
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelZee Music Company
Arko chronology
Shantilal O Projapoti Rohoshyo

The songs for Shantilal O Projapoti Rohoshyo have been composed by Arko and the lyrics have been penned by Arko, Ritam Sen and Pratim himself. The music rights have been acquired by Zee Music Company.

All music is composed by Arko.

Track list
2."Ekai Bhalo"Ritam SenDurnibar Saha3:25
3."Aleya" (Rap by: Tanmoy Saadhak)Pratim D. Gupta, Rap by: Sayantan ChatterjeeNikhita Gandhi4:15
Total length:12:03