Satrajit Sen, producer of the National Award winning film “Bakita Byaktigoto” has another major release lined up on May 16 in the form of New Kolkata Bengali Movie Bari Taar Bangla. The producer, who holds the reins of Tripod Entertainment, in a quick chat with Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent Priyanka Dutta revealed some interesting information about this new film Bari Taar Bangla and its style of humor.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Congratulations on winning the National Award for Bakita Byaktigoto! How does it feel to be bestowed with such an honor?
Satrajit Sen– Well like the others receiving this prestigious award, I am also elated at the fact that the film bagged the National Award as it was not the typically successful commercial film.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– The film Bakita Byaktigoto has been gaining good response now. What is your take on this issue?
Satrajit Sen– Frankly the film was released thrice and even then not enough people went to see the movie. Now that the film has been given a national recognition, there is suddenly a hype around the film. The hype is really huge now. Had it been so in the initial phases, the situation would have been different. However we are planning to do a special screening of the film as many people are keen to watch it now.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Your next release is Bari Taar Bangla. Can you tell us something about the story of this New Bengali Movie?
Satrajit Sen– The film Bari Taar Bangla is about Rupchand Sen (Saswata Chatterjee) who forgets to write Bengali. He goes to a psychiatrist (Played by Raima Sen) and consults her about this issue that he is facing. Saswata has eleven looks in the film. Saswata who writes slogan for two teams has humorous lines in the film. The film is a comic satire. The humor will not be the typical slapstick ones, but will be of the tradition of Sukumar Ray.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Was it a conscious decision to take such reputed actors like Raima and Saswata in the cast?
Satrajit Sen– Actually Raima called me up and told me about the film which was stuck due to financial problems. It is then that I saw the film and I liked it. Hence I agreed to do the marketing and the other remaining work prior to the release of the film. Hence I have no hands in selecting the cast of this film.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– What do you keep in mind while taking up the films which have been stopped mid-way due to some financial issues?
Satrajit Sen– I along with Srijit Mukherjee, who is the creative head of Tripod Entertainment, first watch the film. If we like it, we take up the film. We do the marketing and the other jobs with the utmost dedication and leave the rest at the hands of the audience. It is them who ultimately decide the fate of the film.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– There are a few films which have been stopped mid-way due to financial constraints like Ghete Ghaw, Ashare Goppo and many more. Will you take the initiatives of releasing them too?
Satrajit Sen– Ashare Goppo has been taken up by Sudeshna Roy and Abhijit Guha and I am wondering why it has not still released. Talks are going on about releasing a film titled “Khola Haowa” by director Anup das. Rituparna Sengupta plays an important role in the film. This will release on August 1, 2014.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– What are the other projects that you are working on at the moment?
Satrajit Sen– Darbari Kannada is the next project in our hands and this we will be starting from August. Swastika Mukherjee and Shataf Figar have been selected as the lead cast of this film.
Interviewer: Priyanka Dutta
Priyanka Dutta takes a keen interest in lifestyle and entertainment related news. She also enjoys interviewing celebrities and other renowned personalities. Priyanka holds a post graduate degree in English and Mass Communication. Journalism is her passion and she has reported for many a reputed international web portals.