Mishawr Rawhoshyo starts with Kakababu (Prosenjit Chatterjee) and his nephew Shontu (Aryann Bhowmik) smiling after watching news informing of the imminent overthrow of the dictatorship in Egypt.
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."
The movie also features Rabindranath Tagore's famous poem Chitto Jetha Bhayshunyo.
The soundtrack consists of six tracks composed by Indraadip Dasgupta with lyrics by Srijato. It was released on 2 October 2013 by the cast and crew in the Oberoi Grand Hotel in Kolkata.
Sutapa Singha writing for The Times of India gave a rating of and said the album is like an audio window to the gripping thriller on-screen.
Mishawr Rawhoshyo garnered mixed to generally positive reviews from critics.
Gautam Chakraborty of Anandabazar Patrika rated it .
Dippanita Mukhopadhay Ghosh of Ebela rated it .
Filmfare Awards East::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."
The sequel is titled Yeti Obhijaan and is an Indo-Bangladeshi joint venture. Produced by SVF Entertainment and Jaaz Multimedia, the film is set to release in 2017.