Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Srijit Mukherji|
|Produced by||Shree Venkatesh Films|
|Screenplay by||Srijit Mukherji|
|Story by||Sunil Gangopadhyay|
|Based on||Mishor Rohosyo
|Music by||Indraadip Dasgupta|
|Edited by||Bodhaditya Banerjee|
Shree Venkatesh Films
|Distributed by||Shree Venkatesh Films|
|Budget||₹5 crore (US$780,000)|
|Box office||₹6.8 crore (US$1.1 million)|
Mishawr Rohoshyo (English: Mystery in Egypt) is a 2013 Indian adventure thriller film directed by Srijit Mukherji, based on the fictional character Kakababu created by Sunil Gangopadhyay. It stars Prosenjit Chatterjee, Indraneil Sengupta, Swastika Mukherjee, Aryann Bhowmik and many others. The plot revolves around a hieroglyphic trail that leads the protagonist to Egypt and underneath a pyramid. The film became one of the biggest hits of 2013 and gained a strong cult following from the audience and critics.
The film rewinds into a flashback. It is 2010. Kakababu is contracted by Egyptian businessman Al Mamun (Rajit Kapur) to decipher the meanings of hieroglyphic symbols that his teacher, Mufti Muhammad (Barun Chanda), had drawn on a piece of paper supposedly during his sleep. Muhammad is terminally ill and is about to grant his last wish while he is being treated in Delhi. Mamun thinks that the symbols are the key for locating Mufti Muhammad's will which will describe where to find treasures Mufti Muhammad had acquired during his tenure as a political leader and revolutionary. However, Kakababu is convinced that the symbols have a different meaning and they are very unusual. Mufti Muhammad symbolically requests Kakababu to verify something, a very unusual last wish.
Meanwhile, a war of rivalry ensues between Mamun and Hani Al Qadi (Indraneil Sengupta), another of Mufti Muhammad's disciples (and a rival of Mamun) who accuses Mamun of stealing a secret that isn't rightfully his. While in Delhi, there was an attempt to murder Kakababu, in which Kakababu was injured. Kakababu took the challenge to uncover the truth; he and his nephew Shontu head to Egypt where they are drawn into the vortex of the mystery.
Kakababu gets kidnapped by Al Qadi's men which sets off a chain of events, culminating in a climax under a pyramid. Inside the pyramid, Kakababu discovers the lost mummy of an Egyptian queen with the help of the hieroglyphics code written by Mufti Muhammad. The present-day political turmoil in Egypt subtly reverberates. At the end, Kakababu gives Hani Al Qadi the coded message written inside the coffin of the mummy and wishes him good luck for his upcoming revolution to free Egypt from the corrupt dictator Jashni Mubarak (fictionalized Hosni Mubarak).
- Prosenjit Chatterjee as Kakababu/Raja Roychowdhury
- Aryann Bhowmik as Shontu/Sunanda Roychowdhury
- Indraneil Sengupta as Hani Al Qadi
- Rajit Kapur as Al Mamun
- Rajesh Sharma as Narendra Verma
- Neel Mukherjee as Siddhartha
- Swastika Mukherjee as Snigdha
- Tridha Choudhury as Rini
- Barun Chanda as Mufti Mohammad (cameo appearance)
- Kamaleshwar Mukherjee as Sadat Manto (cameo appearance)
- Biswajit Chakraborty as Kakababu's elder brother/Sontu's father
- Indranath Mukherjee as Professor at JNU
Srijit Mukherji licensed the first three books in the Kakababu series with the intent to produce a film every other year starring Prosenjit Chatterjee as Kakababu, his only choice for the role. Filming took place in Cairo, Egypt and Delhi in early 2013, with Chatterjee stating that Mukherji was updating the character to be more contemporary. Chatterjee also commented that, although they had not changed Ganguly's character too much, that "lookwise he is a modern Kakababu."
|Soundtrack album by Indraadip Dasgupta|
|Released||2 October 2013|
|Label||Shree Venkatesh Films|
|Indraadip Dasgupta chronology|
|1.||"Kakababur Gaan"||Rupam Islam||5:31|
|2.||"Baalir Shawhor"||Shreya Ghoshal, Arijit Singh||5:51|
|3.||"Kyano Aaj"||Shreya Ghoshal||5:21|
|4.||"Dilli"||Arijit Singh, Shadaab Faridi||5:05|
|5.||"Kakababur Gaan (reprise)"||Anupam Roy||5:20|
|6.||"Hani Alkadi R Gaan"||Sonu Nigam||5:55|
Mishawr Rawhoshyo garnered mixed to generally positive reviews from critics.
Awards and nominations
- Filmfare Award for Best Actor Supporting Role Male – Bengali - Indraneil Sengupta (Won)
- Filmfare Award for Best Film – Bengali (Nominated)
- Filmfare Award for Best Actor Male – Bengali - Prosenjit Chatterjee (Nominated)
- Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Bengali - Srijato for Baalir Shawhor (Nominated)
- Filmfare Award for Best Singer Female – Bengali - Shreya Ghoshal for Baalir Shawhor (Nominated)
Zee Bangla Gaurav Samman::
- Zee Bangla Cinema Superhit Film of the Year (Nominated)
- Best Director - Srijit Mukherji (Nominated)
- Best Actor - Male - Prosenjit Chatterjee (Nominated)
- Best Supporting Actor - Male - Indraneil Sengupta (Nominated)
- Best Actor - Negative Role - Rajit Kapur (Nominated)
- Best Music Director - Indradeep Dasgupta (Nominated)
After this successful film, makers are planning a sequel. Director Srijit Mukherji said about the next Kakababu film to The Telegraph: "We’ve planned three. Actually I wanted to make a trilogy — a desert, a mountain and a jungle. The desert is done. Most probably we’re looking at mountain after this, which could be Kakababu Bajra Lama, Paharchuray Aatonko or Bhayankar Sundor. One in Sikkim, one in the basecamp of the Everest, kind of a difficult shoot, and Kashmir, also a difficult shoot."
In December 2014, director Srijit Mukherji said: "Yes, it's Paharchuray Aatonko next. Since we'll be shooting in the mountains, summer is the best time. We'll start in May and wrap up by June, before it begins to rain. The shoot is going to be difficult, as the actors will have to be hand-in-glove with mountaineering. I've spoken to Bumbada (Prosenjit Chatterjee) about the dates. DoP Soumik Halder's dates have also been locked."
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- Post Mishawr Kakababu to hit the adventure trail again
- KAKABABU calling
- Prosenjit heads to the mountains as Kakababu