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Short film ‘The Photo Frame’ screened and Acting Workshop by Krazies Unlimited Announced

Short film ‘The Photo Frame’ screening

The Krazies Unlimited recently hosted a screening of the short film “The Photo Frame” (Frame Bondi Khela) at Gorky Sadan. The event also saw the announcement of the film and television acting workshop, 2015.


The three months workshop organized by Krazies Unlimited will have eminent theater personality Poulami Bose, actor/writer/associate director Deb Roy and director Debasish Sen Sharma acting as faculty members for the three month long acting workshop. The acting workshop will begin from 1st of August and the classes will take place every Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 7 pm.


Speaking with Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent, writer/director of The Photo Frame, Sreeparna Mitra said “We formed The Krazies Unlimited in 2011 and have been involved in making short films. We showcase them for the audience by booking halls. However when we do the shooting of the film, we understand that the young actors do not have the confidence to face the camera. Hence, we have started this acting workshop to help in grooming them. The ones who act well are selected for the short film we make and are also given a course completion certificate. We are pleased that many of the students are now working in serials in different channels like Star Jalsha”.


Amitabha Ghosh, Ashok Roy, Mou Guha and Piyali Bose acted as mentors for guiding the aspiring actors for the short film The Photo Frame. They were felicitated by Debasish Deb and Sanjoy Bardhan at the occasion.

Based on a short story by W. W. Jacobs titled The Monkey’s Paw, The Photo Frame is set in 1957 Kolkata. In the original story, a monkey’s paw was mentioned. The director replaced that idea with that of a photo frame which granted three wishes. Adept narrative style coupled with moderately good performances by the young actors make for an engrossing watch. The use of the black and white color throughout the film also helps in enhancing the supernatural tone of the story.

Efforts of this kind to encourage and groom new talents are always welcome.

Priyanka Dutta

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Playwright-Director Mahesh Dattani Facilitates Acting Workshop at ILEAD campus


A five day acting workshop at ILEAD in collaboration with Kindle Magazine and The Corner Courtyard began at the ILEAD campus. The workshop was inaugurated by eminent playwright-director Mahesh Dattani. The workshop started on the 6th and will continue till the 10th of June.

This unique workshop will give the participants a great chance to meet the acclaimed playwright and director. Mahesh Dataani will be sharing his experience of working on stage and also in motion pictures with the participants. The workshop is open to all people who have an interest in the medium of acting. Age is of no barrier for attending the workshop.


Mahesh Dattani is one of the best contemporary playwrights in India. He is the first playwright in English to have been awarded with the Sahitya Akademi award. The plays that he wrote have been directed by eminent directors like Alyque Padamsee, Lillete Dubey and Arvind Gaur.

Speaking at the inauguration, Mahesh Dattani said “I consider myself to be a craftsman more than a writer. When I consider myself as a playwright, I am a part of the entire production process. I simply write the plays as I love this medium which enables me to communicate with my audience”.


This acting workshop will enable the participants to form an idea about acting on stage and also in front of the camera. One will also learn on how to use acting to highlight the different complexities prevailing in the modern society. The workshop will have about twenty five students who will be learning from Mahesh Dattani about the various nuances of this art form. The invaluable insight from Mahesh Dattani will be a source of much help for the aspiring actors.

The participants at the workshop will be awarded a certificate of participation from Kindle magazine.

Priyanka Dutta