“Alinagarer Golokdhadha is About Ordinary People in Extraordinary Situations”- Director Sayantan Ghosal’s Exclusive Interview

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Video: Director Sayantan Ghosal Interview

Director Sayantan Ghosal’s debut film was supposed to be Alinagarer Golokdhadha. However due to some issues, Jawker Dhan became his debut film and now Alinagarer Golokdhadha is his second film. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent caught up with the director in an exclusive chat about the film and also about his future projects. Excerpts..

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- After your last released film Jawker Dhan, Alinagarer Golokdhadha is also an adventure film. Why did you think of making another adventure film?
Sayantan Ghosal- This was actually my first film but this is releasing now. Adventure always appeals to me. I have grown up watching various Indian and Hollywood adventure films. For example films like Indiana Jones. Hence there is an inherent liking for such films. However this does not mean that I will only make these films. My next film will have elements of adventure but the genre will be different.

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What is the subject of your next film?
Sayantan Ghosal- The story of my next film is based on a popular story. I won’t reveal the name now as we will do a formal announcement. There will be elements of adventure but it will be a completely comedy film. One can say that it will be a complete entertainer.

History is an important element in the film. How was the challenge of doing the research for the film?
Sayantan Ghosal- That was actually the hardest part. That is simply because history differs from one book to the other. Often many topics cannot be found so easily. Hence this was quite difficult for us. We needed to find the unbiased opinions which posed a great challenge.

You have directed Anirban in the web series Byomkesh. You are again teamed up in this film. How was the experience?
Sayantan Ghosal– Anirban literally joked the other day that we are working as if we are in the same office. We meet every day-whether it is for the shooting of the new Byomkesh series or for the Alinagarer Golokdhadha promotions. However one thing I can say for sure is that the audience will see Anirban in a new avatar in the film. This is unlike his role as Byomkesh. He is a chameleon. This a story about ordinary characters in extraordinary situations.

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Where did you shoot the film?
Sayantan Ghosal- We did shoot in a lot of original places in Kolkata. We shot the climax scene in Murshidabad.

Did you have any adventurous moments while shooting the film?
Sayantan Ghosal- Shooting a film is always adventurous. You may plan something and go to the shooting floor. But the plan never works out as you intended. Even your plan b or plan c may also fail. This happens always. Hence adventure is an integral part of shooting a film. We did enjoy a lot.

Music is an important element in an adventure film. Tell us something about the music in your film.
Sayantan Ghosal- Music is an essential element for any film and more so for an adventure film. The music has been composed by Meemo S Ray. There are two songs in the film.

What is your expectation from the film?
Sayantan Ghosal- Well, I have high expectations from the film and I hope that it becomes a hit among the audience. This is an original story and we hope that the audience likes it.

The film is releasing on 20th April and we wish the team of Alinagarer Golokdhadha all the best!!

Interview by:

Priyanka

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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