Director Soumik Sen, who started his career as a Hindi filmmaker, is all set to debut in Tollywood with Mahalaya. Prosenjit asked him to do a character-centric movie but Soumik wanted to make Mahalaya first. Kolkata Company wouldn't be possible without doing Mahalaya first, said Gulab Gang director. Mahalaya is a periodic drama which is about the common people who protested against the replacement of iconic "Mahishasur Mardini" which gets air in the morning of Mahalaya. Jisshu Sengupta will play Uttam Kumar in this film.