Moubone Aaj – Comedy by Raja SenThe comic genre in Bengali cinema is a long- neglected one. From the classic comedies in the 70’s the genre has been stagnated to a miserable crop of pathetic films. It would be unfair to say that there weren’t any attempts of comedy. But lack of humor, dependence on funny antics which repulsed sensible audience, same old lines and overall incompetency of directors made the scene even more dismal. Undaunted by the odds, director Raja Sen has come forward for filming a comedy. Based on a Samresh Majumder’s story, “Moubone Aaj” promises to bring back the flavor of comedy in Bengali films. The director known for his stark portrayal of human lives, has changed course for this film. The title, a lift from a Bengali song makes us wonder how far he will be able to break the mould of all the mediocrity prevalent these days. The script is penned by veteran comedian Manoj Mitra which has raised hopes of the film’s caliber. Shooting of the film has started in an estate near Narendrapur. The leads will be enacted by real life couple Rahul and Priyanka. Tomboy Priyanka has accompanied her father to meet her own would-be groom played by Rahul. Seeing each other they are up for surprise as they realize they are classmates. Ranjit Mullick, Manoj Mitra, Kumkum, Dipankar Dey, Rachana play the other roles in the film. Rachna will appear on screen after a long break. The film will see the light of the day during the upcoming Durga Pujas.