Cockpit (2017 film)

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Cockpit
Cockpit Bengali movie poster.jpg
Movie poster
Directed by Kamaleshwar Mukherjee
Produced by Gurupada Adhikari & Dev
Written by Kamaleshwar Mukherjee
Starring Dev
Koel Mallick
Rukmini Maitra
Ziaul Roshan
Music by Arindam Chatterjee
Edited by Rabiranjan Moitra
Production
company
Dev Entertainment Ventures
Distributed by Piyali Films (India)
Jaaz Multimedia (Bangladesh)
Release date
  • 22 September 2017 (2017-09-22) (India)
  • 8 December 2017 (2017-12-08) (Bangladesh)
Running time
141 minutes
Country India
Language Bengali

Cockpit is an Indian Bengali language drama film directed by Kamaleshwar Mukherjee and produced by Dev under the banner of Dev Entertainment Ventures.[1] The film features Dev, Koel Mallick and Rukmini Maitra in the lead roles.[2][3] This is the second time Kamaleshwar Mukherjee and Dev are working as a director-actor duo, after the 2013 film Chander Pahar.[1] 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.

Plot[edit]

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.[3][1] The film will follow as the pilot attempts to land the plane, even with damaged engines.[1]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film is produced by Dev, his second production after his film Chaamp.[1] 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.".

Filming[edit]

Shooting for the film has taken place in Bangkok, Pattaya, Mumbai and Kolkata. The post-production of the film has been taking place in Mumbai.[4]

Release & reception[edit]

The film released on 22 September 2017 on the holiday of Durga Puja.[5] 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.[6]

Critical Reception[edit]

The Times of India gave the film a 4/5 star rating, calling it a must-watch film.[7] 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.[7]

Soundtrack[edit]

Cockpit (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by Arindam Chatterjee
Released 2017
Genre Feature film Soundtrack
Label Zee Music Bangla
Producer Arindam Chatterjee
Arindam Chatterjee chronology
Bolo Dugga Maiki
(2017)
Cockpit (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
(2017)
Dhaka Attack
(2017)
Singles from Cockpit (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  1. "Mithe Alo"
    Released: 23 August 2017
  2. "Bhalobasa Jaak"
    Released: 5 September 2017
  3. "Kolkatar Rasogolla"
    Released: 12 September 2017
  4. "Khela Shesh"
    Released: 19 September 2017

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 [8] 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.[9] "Kolkatar Rasogolla" was released as a single on 12 September.[10] "Khela Shesh" was released as the final single on 19 September.[11] On 15 September the soundtrack was officially released mid-air on a special flight, a first for a Tollywood soundtrack.[12]

All music composed by Arindam Chatterjee.

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Mithe Alo"Anindya ChottopadhayAtif Aslam and Nikhita Gandhi04:57
2."Bhalobasa Jaak"PrasenArijit Singh and Somlata Acharyya Chowdhury04:14
3."Kolkatar Rasogolla" (Originally composed by Bappi Lahiri)Pulak BandyopadhyayKavita Krishnamurthy and Stylebhai4:28
4."Khela Shesh"Kaushik GangulyArijit Singh4:52
5."Khela Shesh (Reprise)"Kaushik GangulyArijit Singh4:10
Total length:18:31

World television premiere[edit]

The film premiered on television on 14 January 2018 in Zee Bangla and Zee Bangla Cinema.

Accolades[edit]

The film was nominated for multiple awards at the 2018 Filmfare Awards East.[13][14]

Year Nominated work Category Award Result Notes Citation
2018 Kamaleswar Mukherjee Best Director Filmfare Award Nominated Filmfare Awards East [13]
2018 Rukmini Maitra Best Actress Filmfare Award Nominated Filmfare Awards East [13]
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
[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Dev's Second home production Cockpit". sholoanabengaliana.in. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Cockpit's concept is something I can vouch for: Dev". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  3. ^ a b "Dev, Koel & Rukmini fly sky-high for Cockpit". The Telegraph India. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Here's when Cockpit trailer will release". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  5. ^ Ghosh, Devarsi. "Seven Bengali films in a single week: The no-win game of Durga puja releases". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  6. ^ "আসছে মিম-ফেরদৌস-রোশান, যাচ্ছে শাকিব-শুভ–ফারিয়ার ছবি". প্রথম আলো (in Bengali). Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  7. ^ a b "Cockpit Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  8. ^ Staff, Images (2017-08-19). "Atif Aslam's next song is going to be in Bengali". Images. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  9. ^ Bhalobasa Jaak (From "Cockpit") - Single by Arijit Singh on Apple Music, 2017-09-05, retrieved 2017-09-12
  10. ^ "Kolkatar Rasogolla (From "Cockpit") - Single by Kavita Krishnamurthy on Apple Music". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  11. ^ "Khela Shesh (From "Cockpit") - Single by Arijit Singh on Apple Music". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  12. ^ ""Cockpit" music launch with Dev, Rukmini maitra and Sourav Ganguly. - Koel Mallick". Koel Mallick. 15 September 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  13. ^ a b c "Nominations for the Jio Filmfare Awards (East) 2018". Filmfare. 13 February 2018. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  14. ^ a b "All winners of the Jio Filmfare Awards (East) 2018". Filmfare. 17 February 2018. Retrieved 2018-02-19.

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