Short Hindi Feature Film Season’s Greetings By Ram Kamal Mukherjee Pays Tribute to Late Rituparno Ghosh

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After making his debut as a director in Esha Deol Takhtani starrer Cakewalk, author turned filmmaker Ram Kamal Mukherjee announced his second venture Season’s Greetings under the banner of Assorted Motion Pictures and S S 1 Entertainments. The film will be co-directed by Abhra Chakraborty. The first teaser of the film was launched to mark the death anniversary of film maker Rituparno Ghosh.

The story has been penned by Ranjib Mazumdar, while screenplay and dialogue will be written by Chandrodoy Pal. This short Hindi feature film will be produced by Aritra Das and Shailendra Kumar, and the film is based on a mother and daughter relationship.

“It’s not a biopic,” clarifies Ram Kamal Mukherjee. “I have interacted with Ritu da in several occasions, in Kolkata and in Mumbai. Later we worked closely on his bilingual film Naukadubi, produced by Subhash Ghai. As a journalist, I shared a love and hate relationship with him, but whenever we met we connected immediately, purely on cinema. His sense of humour and eye for detailing would inspire me. I always wanted to tell a story on screen, and after Cakewalk, I decided to make a film that would reflect Rituda’s sense and sensibility,” he added. The film will be shot across various parts of Kolkata.

Incidentally, when Ram Kamal started his career as a reporter in Stardust, his first article was on Rituparno Ghosh. Abhra on the other hand had worked with noted filmmaker Bappaditya Bandhopadhyaya and have recently finished his first Bengali film Jibon Mrityu, based on Tagore’s short story.

The film will be shot during the monsoon and will have two eminent faces from the film industry. The film will have music by Shailendra Sayanti, and will also include one of Rabindranath Tagore’s famous tracks in the film.

Priyanka Dutta

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