Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s Bengali Film Abhinoy; Based on Narendranath Mitra’s Story Abhinetri

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Author turned director Ram Kamal Mukherjee will adapt Narendranath Mitra’s Abhinetri for his Bengali film, Abhinoy.

Narendranath Mitra popularly known for his soul stirring short story Mahanagar, which was adapted by Satyajit Ray and Ras adapted on screen for Hindi film Saudagar. While the first marked Jaya Bachchan’s Bengali debut, the second remains one of the most critically acclaimed film of Amitabh Bachchan. Almost after half a century, director Ram Kamal Mukherjee will bring back Mitra’s work on screen with his Bengali directorial debut Abhinoy.

The film will be co-directed by Abhra Chakraborty, and will be produced by Aritra Das, Shailendra Kumar and Sheik Nasim Akhtar.

The film deals with ordeals of journalists, actors and people who live in this city with dreams in their eyes.

The lyrics of the film have been written by noted television anchor and writer Sujoyneel Bandhopadhya.

Produced under the banner of Assorted Motion Pictures and SS1 Entertainments, the film will have three male protagonists, played by established actors from Bengali film industry. The female lead will be a fresh face.

The poster of the film has been designed by artist Pallabi Nandan and speaks volume about her artistic interpretation of the story through alphabets. The creative has fetched good response on social media.

Incidentally, Satyajit Ray had made a short film on the same story with Smita Patil for Doordarshan, and years later his son Sandip Ray did a Bengali version with Sreelekha Mitra and Kaushik Sen. “With due regards to both the makers, our narrative is completely different from their narrative,” says Ram Kamal. Music will be composed by Shailendra Sayanti and the entire movie will be shot in North Kolkata by-lane.

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