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Acclaimed Director Srijit Mukherji as Guest at The Fourth Edition of Conversations By Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee


The Palms Restaurant played the host to the fourth edition of Conversations with Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee who engaged in a riveting heart-to-heart conversation with the critically acclaimed director Srijit Mukherji. They shared stories of their friendship and the director’s journey and cinematic vision as well his upcoming film Begum Jaan with Bollywood actress Vidya Balan.


Speaking about the event and introducing Mukherji, Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee said, “He is one of the most sought-after filmmakers in the country today but to me he is an old school friend. His films have been criticized as well as appreciated internationally.”

Speaking at the event Srijit Mukherji said “I began with theatre and then directed Bengali films. I wanted to reach out to a wider audience and my greed to tell more stories took me to Bollywood. The film happened suddenly. I had gone to Bombay to check the subtitles for Raj Kahini. Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt happened to see the film and so shsken that he told me to make the film in Hindi and that’s how Begum Jaan happened,” he said.


The conversation also went to highlight Srijit’s appreciation for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films, Rituparno Ghosh’s cinema and the importance of narrative among Bengali filmmakers. About his upcoming projects, he said that talks are going on with producers in Bollywood to remake Hemlock Society in Hindi. Hindi remakes of other films Chotushkone and Nati Binodini are also in the pipeline.

The evening saw celebrated personalities like actor Moubani Sorcar, Dr Mousumi Ghosh, author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, Nandita Raja and singer Lagnajita Chakraborty among others at the event.

Priyanka Dutta

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Rajkahini DVD Launched; Do not Miss Watching the Original Bengali Film before watching its Remake in Hindi with Vidya Balan as Begum Jaan

Srijit Mukherji Film Rajkahini DVD Launch event

Srijit Mukherji’s critically acclaimed film Rajkahini’s DVD launch took place recently in the august presence of Srijit Mukherji, Parno Mitra, Koushik Sen, Indraadip Dasgupta and Ridhima Ghosh.


Speaking at the release of the DVD, Srijit Mukherji said “This is indeed good news for the audience who have not got the chance to watch the film on the big screen. They will be able to watch the film back at home. Whether they like the film or not is a completely different thing. But even for disliking the film, they will have to watch it”.


The film Rajkahini is about a brothel house which is situated on the border of India and Bangladesh. After the Partition of Bengal is announced, what happens to the brothel house and how the prostitutes react to this decision is what the film is all about.


Parno Mitra who played the role of Golaap in the film said “My mother will now watch the film finally. Due to her ill health she could not watch the film at the theatre. Now she will be able to watch it”.


Music director Indraadip Dasgupta who had grievances as there was no music release of the film said “I always believe in hard copies. Since there was no proper music launch of the film, this will be a good way to document the film and also the music”.

Srijit’s Hindi remake of Rajkahini will soon begin with Vidya Balan playing the role of Begum Jaan. The film is set in Punjab and has been titled Begum Jaan.

The DVD is readily available at all stores. Grab your copy now!!

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