Interview: New Bengali Movie Ei Raat Tomar Amar Director Supriyo from the Supriyo-Soummo Duo



Director duo Supriyo-Soummo made their debut in Tollywood with a comedy film Sare Chuattor Ghoshpara. The duo is back again with a literature based film Ei Raat Tomar Amar. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent engaged director Supriyo in a candid chat about the film. Excerpts…

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYour earlier film was Sare Chuattor Ghoshpara and now Ei Raat Tomar Amar. You seem to have a fetish for old songs and films, as is evident from the titling of the films…

Director Supriyo– Well, frankly these are classics and they have a place in the hearts of the Bengali audience. What we try to do is to select such a name which will have a lasting impact on the minds of the audience. These kinds of titles will reach the audience very easily. The titles that we have used have a relation with the film and have not been used randomly.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaThe film Ei Raat Tomar Amar is based on Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning. Why did you select a poem for the story of the film?

Director Supriyo– I will not divulge whether the film is based completely on this poem. But yes we were inspired by the plot of the poem and hence we decided to use it in the format of a film. When we read the poem, we decided that this poem can be given a cinematic treatment easily. Hence we started with our work on this project.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhat were the preparations that you had to do for the making of this film?

Director Supriyo– Since this is a film which will be made from a poem we had to do a lot of homework so that the work during the shooting could be completed very easily. We have always tried to make films on different genre. Hence this attempt at making a film based on a poem.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhy did you cast Priyangshu and Meghna as the lead pair?

Director Supriyo– The role of the painter demanded a certain kind of body language. Priyangshu fitted the role perfectly. His body language and the fact that he loves to sketch helped immensely in the casting of the actor in the role. As far as Meghna is concerned, she is a fantastic actress. She has done complete justice to her role.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhat are your expectations from the film?

Director Supriyo– As a director, I expect that the film will be liked by the audience and they will appreciate our efforts. With such a good cast, great music and an interesting storyline, I am quite hopeful that the audience will like the film.

New Kolkata Bengali Movie Ei Raat Tomar Amar releases on the 18th July and we wish the director duo all the best.



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.


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