Finally, Debasish Sen Sharma’s Bicycle Kick World TV Premiere is slated for telecast on Nov 17, 2013 2:00 pm on Zee Bangla Cinema. A good news for film lovers indeed! With almost 150 films being released each year in Bengali and a television premier each week, what is so important about the TV premier of this film?
Lets hear it from the captain of the ship, Debasish Sen Sharma : “Its an effort to tell a very known story in our own way. It is not a thriller, not a relationship tale, not a gen-x love story, not a children film, not an adaptation of a classic tale, not a musical, action or melodrama but a simple turn around story of a boy.”
Feb 22, 2013 Premier at Priya Cinema Hall.
Houseful premier of a long cherished dream. Most of the audience obviously comprising of friends, family and well wishers. Lots of text messages in the director’s inbox asking about different hall show times about the film for next two weeks.
Dissolves to next weekend.
Almost all the newspaper giving positive reviews about the film praising its originality and songs but audience have only 5 halls at their disposal to see the film that too with some erratic showtime like 11.15am, 2.10pm, the most popular one being 4.30pm. Fades out…
Fades in next Friday.
People are eager to watch the film but it is out of the system of public viewing except only one hall(Nandan 2) whose information is again found nowhere in any newspaper or any media.
Nov 17,2013, Sunday 2:00 PM. people watching Bicycle Kick on television, Thanks to Zee Bangla Cinema! So now it is not just watching another film, it is itself an inspiration to those minds who still believe in good cinema and believe in weaving magic on screen.
As Debasish Sen Sharma says, ‘The film is actually a tribute to my city which has taught me to grow up; Grow up with Tenida, with Moti Nandy, with Rabindranath, with Sukumar Roy, with Feluda and of course with football”. It is like a mind game played in the form of cinema where football is just a mere tool. So, we cannot categorize it as just another sports film. In a way, there are many evidences which also show that the film is a tribute to the medium of cinema itself.
Another most important element of the film lies in its lyrics and dialogues. ‘Kaane Kaane Bolechhe eshe Jonaki’ by Dipangshu Acharya or ‘Ichhe Danay Bhor korechhe Pokhhiraj’ by Debasish Sen Sharma are no less than magic. The fantastic interval point, use of light and shade, unfolding of characters, a fantastic performance by Ritwik Chakraborty and the wonderful song picturisations are all that sum up Bicycle Kick (2013).
With this note, let us wait for the World Television Premiere and wish team Bicycle Kick a great future.