Cockpit (2017 film)
|Directed by||Kamaleshwar Mukherjee|
|Produced by||Gurupada Adhikari & Dev|
|Written by||Kamaleshwar Mukherjee|
|Music by||Arindam Chatterjee|
|Edited by||Rabiranjan Moitra|
Dev Entertainment Ventures
Piyali Films (India)|
Jaaz Multimedia (Bangladesh)
Cockpit is an Indian Bengali language drama film directed by Kamaleshwar Mukherjee and produced by Dev under the banner of Dev Entertainment Ventures. The film features Dev, Koel Mallick and Rukmini Maitra in the lead roles. This is the second time Kamaleshwar Mukherjee and Dev are working as a director-actor duo, after the 2013 film Chander Pahar. The film completed 60 days of its theatrical run in West Bengal. It has been re-released in West Bengal and is going to release in Bangladesh on 8 December.
Cockpit is a story inspired by true incidents. The story follows a flight that is going from Mumbai to Kolkata and gets hit from bad turbulent weather. The film will follow as the pilot attempts to land the plane, even with damaged engines.
- Dev as Captain Dibyendu Rakshit
- Koel Mallick as Riya Rakshit
- Rukmini Maitra as Kriti Sachdev
- Prosenjit Chatterjee as Captain Dibakar Rakshit
- Ziaul Roshan as Neel Banerjee
- Shataf Figar as Air Traffic Controller
- Paran Bandopadhyay as Mr. Dutta
- Priyanka Sarkar as Afreen Hamidi
- Raj Chakraborty as Shanu Ghosal
- Anindya Chatterjee as Kitty's Father
- Saayoni Ghosh as Monica / Kitty's Mother
- Arshiya Mukherjee as Kitty
- Nader Chowdhury
- Roja Paromita Dey as Airhostess of Plane
- Nasimul Haque
- Sonali Roy
The film is produced by Dev, his second production after his film Chaamp. When describing his reason for starring and producing in the film, Dev said "I am trying to do films that are offbeat yet commercial — ones that are out of the box. I can vouch for the concept of Cockpit. It is something no one has dealt with in the past. I am sure the audience will love it.".
Release & reception
The film released on 22 September 2017 on the holiday of Durga Puja. In November 2017, it was announced by Bangladeshi film company Jaaz Multimedia that through an exchange of films with SVF Entertainment, Cockpit will release in Bangladesh.The release date of cockpit in Bangladesh is 8 December.
The Times of India gave the film a 4/5 star rating, calling it a must-watch film. In their review, The Times of India praised the film for exploring a new topic and leaving room for expanding the film into a franchise for other characters, which it described as a "rarity" in an industry full of remakes. While the performances of the main cast was praised, the review criticized Dev's delivery of his English dialogue, describing it as sometimes "barely understood". The heavy use of visual effects was also criticized for being unrealistic, but overall the film was praised in all other aspects from the acting to the music.
|Cockpit (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
|Soundtrack album by Arindam Chatterjee|
|Genre||Feature film Soundtrack|
|Label||Zee Music Bangla|
|Arindam Chatterjee chronology|
|Singles from Cockpit (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
The soundtrack for the film has been composed by Arindam Chatterjee. The soundtrack contains four songs, including some sung by popular singers Atif Aslam and Arijit Singh. The first single, titled "Mithe Alo", has been sung by Atif Aslam  and was released on 23 August 2017. The second single from the album, "Bhalobasa Jaak", is sung by Arijit Singh and Somlata Acharyya Chowdhury and was released on 5 September. "Kolkatar Rasogolla" was released as a single on 12 September. "Khela Shesh" was released as the final single on 19 September. On 15 September the soundtrack was officially released mid-air on a special flight, a first for a Tollywood soundtrack.
All music composed by Arindam Chatterjee.
|1.||"Mithe Alo"||Anindya Chottopadhay||Atif Aslam and Nikhita Gandhi||04:57|
|2.||"Bhalobasa Jaak"||Prasen||Arijit Singh and Somlata Acharyya Chowdhury||04:14|
|3.||"Kolkatar Rasogolla" (Originally composed by Bappi Lahiri)||Pulak Bandyopadhyay||Kavita Krishnamurthy and Stylebhai||4:28|
|4.||"Khela Shesh"||Kaushik Ganguly||Arijit Singh||4:52|
|5.||"Khela Shesh (Reprise)"||Kaushik Ganguly||Arijit Singh||4:10|
World television premiere
|2018||Kamaleswar Mukherjee||Best Director||Filmfare Award||Nominated||Filmfare Awards East|||
|2018||Rukmini Maitra||Best Actress||Filmfare Award||Nominated||Filmfare Awards East|||
|2018||Arijit Singh||Best Singer (Male)||Filmfare Award||Nominated||Filmfare Awards east for the film Cockpit|
|2018||Rukmini Maitra||Best Debut (Female)||Filmfare Award||Won||Filmfare Awards East
Also for the film Chaamp
- "Dev's Second home production Cockpit". sholoanabengaliana.in. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
- "Cockpit's concept is something I can vouch for: Dev". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
- "Dev, Koel & Rukmini fly sky-high for Cockpit". The Telegraph India. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
- "Here's when Cockpit trailer will release". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
- Ghosh, Devarsi. "Seven Bengali films in a single week: The no-win game of Durga puja releases". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
- "আসছে মিম-ফেরদৌস-রোশান, যাচ্ছে শাকিব-শুভ–ফারিয়ার ছবি". প্রথম আলো (in Bengali). Retrieved 2017-11-05.
- "Cockpit Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
- Staff, Images (2017-08-19). "Atif Aslam's next song is going to be in Bengali". Images. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
- Bhalobasa Jaak (From "Cockpit") - Single by Arijit Singh on Apple Music, 2017-09-05, retrieved 2017-09-12
- "Kolkatar Rasogolla (From "Cockpit") - Single by Kavita Krishnamurthy on Apple Music". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
- "Khela Shesh (From "Cockpit") - Single by Arijit Singh on Apple Music". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
- ""Cockpit" music launch with Dev, Rukmini maitra and Sourav Ganguly. - Koel Mallick". Koel Mallick. 15 September 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
- "Nominations for the Jio Filmfare Awards (East) 2018". Filmfare. 13 February 2018. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
- "All winners of the Jio Filmfare Awards (East) 2018". Filmfare. 17 February 2018. Retrieved 2018-02-19.