Tete-a-tete with the family members of Mainak Bhaumik’s Upcomng Bengali Film ‘Family Album’

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Upcoming Bengali Film Family Album Press Conference

A family album is a great collection of memories for any individual. Picture perfect photographs of the members of the family clicked on various occasion sums up a family album. Director Mainak Bhaumik’s upcoming film Family Album is a tale of one such family. The press meet of the film was organized in the presence of Paoli Dam, Mainak Bhaumik, Firdausul Hasan and Anupam Roy.

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Based on a story Char Dewaal by the Late Suchitra Bhattacharya, Family Album narrates the tale of a four member family. The family consists of a soon to be retiring father Tuhin, Dola his wife and their two children Moitreyee and Amit. The story is about this Bengali family and their lives which look perfect from outside but is full of problems and disagreements from within.

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“Yes. This is a love story. The basic difference is that two girls are in love with one another. That is the spark in the story. Many have questioned me whether this is a film on lesbians and whether this will be another film on their rights and so on. But let me tell you in a straightforward manner that this is not such a serious film. The mood and tone of the film is light and this film can be watched with the entire family” said director Mainak Bhaumik.

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Paoli Dam plays the role of fashion photographer Atrika in this film. “This is my second film with Mainak and the whole unit was like a huge family. We had a great time shooting the film. My character is a bit weird and cranky. She has suicidal tendencies and hence she is under medication. She loves to experiment with everything including her relationships. This is the reason why the love with Moitreyee develops. Though they are not lesbians, there is a twist to the story which I will not like to reveal now” said Paoli.

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With Seddho Bhaat and Balika both scaling up on the popularity charts, music director Anupam Roy was one happy man at the press meet. Fresh from the success of his stint as a (debutant) Bollywood music director with Piku, Anupam hoped that the other songs in the film will also be liked and appreciated by the audience.

Paoli who had worked for the first time with Swastika in this film was happy to have shared screen space with the actress.

Produced by Friends Communication, the film is slated for release on the 29th of May.

Priyanka Dutta

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