New Bengali Film Sajarur Kanta directed by Saibal Mitra is based on Saradindu Bandopadhyay’s novel by the same name. A press meet was held recently at DKS Club where director Saibal Mitra, Indraneil Sengupta, Konkona Sen Sharma, Dhritiman Chaterji, Biswajit Chakraborty, Dwijen Bandopadhyay, Kanchana Moitra and Debdut Ghosh were present.
“After the string of films being made on Byomkesh Bakshi, there has been a general curiosity among many people as to why Byomkesh is old in my film. The fact is I wanted to show that the sleuth left the profession only to return back years later. Hence the age gap” said the director. Dhritiman Chatterjee who is playing the role of Byomkesh in this film added that this film will be different from the other films on the detective.
The film Sajarur Kanta apart from having a mystery to solve also has a love angle to the main story. This gives this Bengali Movie a different angle also. The love story involves Dipa(Konkona Sen Sharma) and Debasish(Indraneil Sengupta). Dipa is a theatre actress and Debasish’s wife. Initially scared as she was not too sure about the motivations of Dipa, Konkona nevertheless has given her best in the movie.
Biswajit Chakraborty plays the role of Nripati. “Apart from being an actor in the theatre group, he is more of the organizer in the theatre group. From arranging for funds to resolving disputes, my character does them all. He is like the problem solver for the group” said the actor. Competent and comfortable are the two words the actor used to describe the director.
Theatre has been given much importance in this New Bengali Film Sajarur Kanta, much to the liking of actor Debdut Ghosh who is actively involved with theatre. He plays the role of a theatre actor Sujan in this film. Kanchana Moitra plays a complex character named Subhra. Subhra wanted to make it big as an actress but fails to achieve her aim.
A poem by Sukumar Ray has been used by music director Tejendra Narayan Majumdar in the film in the form of a song in the new Kolkata Bengali movie Sajarur Kanta. The song has been sung by Saikat Mitra. The song will be shot in a night club.
Sajarur Kanta raises high expectations among the audiences. We fervently hope it delivers a good result when the film releases.