Director Abhimannyu Chatterjee’s first film Chuti was based on a story by Rabindanath Tagore. His second film is Ajaante- Chotto Vul which is currently in the shooting process. The director shared some interesting behind the scenes facts about his second film with Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Can you throw some light on the plot of the story of your second film Ajaante-Chotto Vul?
Ahimannyu Chatterjee– The film is about Professor Santanu Sen who is a paranormal researcher and scientist by profession. He wanted to know about the 8th dimension and hence engaged in researches. Planchette can be used to arouse the spirit in the 8th dimension. Santanu Sen’s work leads to the arousing of the spirit in the 8th dimension, who actually tries to harm his family. The film showcases as to how to send the spirit back to the place from where it actually came.
Since you are making a film on spirits and dealing with the eighth dimension, do you actually believe in the supernatural?
I have never seen a ghost or spirit with my own eyes ever in my life.
Where are you shooting for the film?
Sikkhim, Beharinath in Bankura are some of the places where the shooting is taking place.
Which actors and actresses have you selected for the various roles in the film?
The whole team is completely new. Pallav Ghosh, Oishee Bhattacharya, Abhijit Roy are the key actors in the film. Even I have played a role in the film.
Now, that’s interesting. Do share some insight about the role that you have played. How difficult was handling your role in front of the camera and behind the camera?
I play the role of the scientist Santanu Sen. Since my screen time is limited I did not have much problem in handling my work in front of the camera or behind the camera.
Who has composed the music for your film?
Deep Kaushik is handling the music department of my film. The film has three songs sung by Sujoy Bhaumik, Somdatta, Parthajeet and Arnab Bhattacharya who is playing the role of an assistant scientist. I had thought of not keeping any songs in the film. But I had to change my mind keeping in mind the need of the distributors. The film has no heroine and without a single song, it will be tough to market the film.
What are your expectations from the film?
I have high expectations from the film, but there I am equally scared also. The likes and dislikes of the audience is not an easy thing to understand. When a film of high budget fails in recent times my film is made on a low budget. I hope it succeeds. Even if it fails, I will again rise and continue with the job of making films in future too.
The film Ajaante- Chotto Vul is slated for release in June- July.