Paran Bandopadhyay: ‘Tonic’ has sublime humor with a social message

Tonic’ which was supposed to release in May last year but got postponed due to the pandemic will finally have its theatrical release on June 4 this year.

Starring Dev and Paran Bandopadhyay in the lead and directed by Avijit Sen, ‘Tonic’ promises to deliver sublime humor with a social message on a strong note. The family drama also stars Shakuntala Barua, Sujan Mukherjee, Koneenica Banerjee, Biswanath Basu among others in pivotal roles.

“It’s a story of a retired person who faced many ups and downs in life to fulfill his dream to celebrate his special day in a special way. How he succeeds to do so is the crux of the story,” the director shared with ETimes while speaking about the film’s subject.

Paran Bandopadhyay who plays the elderly person in the film says ‘Tonic’ revolves around a possessive son and his father. “It shows how a son’s over-possessiveness affects their relationship. The problem becomes severe when the son celebrates his parents’ 50th anniversary in a low-key way but makes sure his own anniversary is celebrated in a grand way. Dev’s character comes in between the father-son relationship and we see how he tries to make things better,” revealed the veteran actor.

Sujoy Dutta Roy is the Editor, while Supriyo Dutta is the DOP of the movie. Jeet Ganguly has composed the songs.