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Upcoming Bengali Film Amar Lobongolata Shooting in Progress; Story Based on Bankim Chandra’s Rajani

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The shooting of the Bengali film Amar Lobongolata is currently in progess at Belgachia Rajbari. Present at the shooting was Rituparna Sengupta, Bhaswar Chatterjee, Alamgir and director Bappa Bandopadhyay.

Based on eminent Bengali writer Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay’s Rajani, the story of the novel is about a young, beautiful, girl named Rajani who is a flower seller by profession. Her neighbor is Ramsadai Mitra and his second wife Lobongolata. One of her biggest qualities is her devotion to her old husband. Rajani and her mother come to Lobongolata’s house to sell flowers. One day she comes alone to sell flowers as her mother is sick. Then she meets Mitra family’s youngest son, Sachindra. Lobongolata asks him to check Rajani’s eyes. This leads to development of feelings for Sachindra in Rajani’s heart. When Ramsadai comes to know about this relationship, he goes against it and decides to marry Rajani to Sarkar Mashai’s son Gopal. What happens next?

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“I play Lobongolata in the film. The film is shot from the perspective of Lobongolata. The novel shows the perspective of Rajani but it is different here. I have read the story before and coupled with the script, it is helping me to enact. The story is a web of relationships and will be a treat for the viewers. Today is the first day of shooting and we have done some shots” said Rituparna Sengupta.

Sachindra’s character is being played by Bhaswar Chatterjee. “I have watched Alamgir sir’s performance when I was young. And now to share screen space with him is such a nice feeling” said Bhaswar.

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The director Bappa Bandopadhyay mentioned that Rajani is one of his favorite stories and hence he selected the story for the film. “The music of the film is by Bappi Lahiri. Rituparna asked me whether I wanted to do period music or modern music for the film. I said I wanted to stick to authentic Bengali songs. It is then that she suggested the name of Bappi Lahiri. We all have the idea that Bappi da does all the item songs. But he has also done songs for films like Gurudakshina. Keeping that in mind, we are trying to present Bappi da in a new way”.

Rituparna Sengupta (Lobongolata), Alamgir (Ramsadai), Indraneil Sengupta (Amarnath), Tania (Rajani), Partha Sarathi Deb (Rajchandra, Rajani’s father), Sreela Majumdar (Rajani’s mother), Phalguni Chatterjee (Nayeb kaka), Arun Banerjee (Lobongo’s father), Rumki Chatterjee (Lobongo’s mother), Papiya Sen (Ramsadai’s first wife), Sumanta Mukherjee (Birendra) and Puja Dutta (Mallika).

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Bappi Lahiri is the music director of this film. The four songs in the film have been composed by Shaan, Anwesha, Alka Yagnik, Sadhana Sargam and Bappi Lahiri.  Premendra Bikash Chaki is the Director of Photography.

Produced by Ranjana Ganguly, this is the first venture of Shree Ganesh Entertainment. The tentative date of release is on Pola Boisakh, next year.

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