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Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s Tope- The Bait Shown at the 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival


Video: Tope press conference at KIFF 2016

Ace film maker Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s Tope- The Bait was shown at the 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival. A press meet was held in the presence of Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Paoli Dam, Malobika, Ananya Chatterjee, producer Pawan Kanodia and others.

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The film Tope is about three characters. Munni is a nomadic girl who performs tricks with her parents. Goja is a postmaster who is fed up with his life and takes residence in a tree. Raja is a man of regal origins who lives in the glory of his past. As the film shifts between the three stories, it raises the question as to who is actually the bait.

Speaking at the event, Paoli Dam said “I am honored that I got the chance to work with Buddhadeb Dasgupta. I have always disturbed him during the shoots by asking about the different technicalities. His trolley shots are just wonderful. This has been a great learning experience”.

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Paoli Dam, Malobika, Ananya Chatterjee, Sudipto Chatterjee, Kajal Kumari, Chandan Roy Sanyal and others will be seen in important roles in the film.

The film has also been show at Busan and Toronto 2016 Film Festivals.

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Audio Music Album Launch of Bengali Film Hotath Dekha

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The music launch of the upcoming Bengali film Hotath Dekha was released recently in the august presence of director Reshmi Mitra, Debosree Roy, music director Raja Narayan Deb and others.

The story and screenplay of the film Hothat Dekha has been derived from the poem Hotat Dekha by Rabindranath Tagore.

The music and background score of Hotath Dekha is by Raja Narayan Deb. The songs have been sung by Kartick Das Baul, Monomoy Bhattacharya, Suvomita, Anupam Roy and Rejwana Chowdhury Banya respectively. The lyrics are by Rabindranath Tagore, Bhaba Pagla, Lalan Fakir and Gautam Susmit.

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Debasree Roy, Sankar Chakaborty, Partha Sarathi Deb, Avik Ghosh, Ilias Kanchan, Kartick Das Baul, Premankur Chakaborty will be seen in pivotal roles in this upcoming Bengali film.

The film Hothat Dekha is an Indo-Bangladesh joint venture and will also be shown at the 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival.

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22nd Kolkata International Film Festival Inaugurated; Seven Days of Great Movie Viewing Experience for Cinema Lovers

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The 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival was inaugurated in the presence of Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Sanjay Dutt, Parineeti Chopra and others.

The catalogue for the festival was unveiled by Sanjay Dutt, Kajol and Yadav Mondal. The thali girl for the inauguration ceremony was Tollywood actress Mimi Chakraborty.

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Amitabh Bachchan’s speech at the event dealt with the evolution of the women power in films and the changes that have happened. He spoke on this issue and gave elaborate examples on this topic to highlight his stand. From Achyut Kanya to the recently released film Pink, the actor touched all the aspects, keeping the audiences hooked. He not only mentioned Hindi films, but equally stressed on Bengali films too. Satyajit Ray’s Postmaster, Ghore Baire, Rituparno Ghosh’s Chokher Bali, Shyam Benegal’s Mandi, Ankur were some of the films that he named to state the changes.

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Dev felicitated Amitabh Bachchan at the event. Shahrukh Khan (Rituparna Sengupta), Jaya Bachchan (Koel), Sanjay Dutt (Nusrat), Kajol (Sayantika), Parineeti (Yash Dasgupta) was also felicitated.

The anchors of this event were Jisshu Sengupta and Churni Ganguly. The inaugural film was Benche Thakar Gaan directed by Abhijit Guha and Sudeshna Roy.

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The inauguration was full of glitz and glamour and promised that the next seven days will be a treat for the cine lovers of the city.

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Anirban Guha’s Short Film Elixir to be Screened at 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival

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After the successful screening at 69th Cannes Film Festival, Elixir, a short film directed by Anirban Guha and starring Mahul Brahma and Daminee Benny Basu, has been selected at the 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival to be held on November 11 to November 18, 2016.  The film also won the Best Short Film at Boston’s Bengali Film Festival Caleidoscope.

Lead actor Mahul Brahma, a former journo and now a corporate communicator, said that it was a dream to watch the screening of the film at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Winning Best Short Film at Boston festival was a humbling experience. But selection in 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival is most cherished for the team, primarily because it is in this city of love and creativity – Kolkata.

The film is essentially talks about a mind-journey, a journey into soul and solitude. The story weaves itself around a woman and the parallel realities that she lives and yearns for. The Elixir helps her get into a dream world with her dream lover. She yearns for this imaginary life and prefers it to the reality that reminds her of her estranged husband and the failed marriage. She ends up in a mental asylum and is offered a final choice, another drink of Elixir.

Elixir has been successfully screened in Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad and now is slated to be screened in Kolkata.

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