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Kolkata Short Film Festival Cinemala 2016 Inaugurated by Tollywood Celebrities

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Cinemala 2016, a festival of short films was inaugurated at Nandan 2 by eminent dignitaries like Rudranil Ghosh, Kaushik Ganguly, Jisshu Sengupta, Rahul, Priyanka and Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Minister of State for Sports, Govt of West Bengal. The festival was organized by Workshop and Queens Tales in association with I& CA, Govt of West Bengal.

The two day festival showcased several short films like Kite, Yet, Lost, Playboy, Concept, The Note, Good Bye and others. A special screening of four other films was also held at the festival. Besides the screening, there were interactive sessions with Rudranil Ghosh and Supriyo Sen too.

The closing film was Wagah by National Award winner Supriyo Sen and the festival ended with the prize distribution ceremony.

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Short Film Phantasm by Director Abhigyan Mukherjee to Release on Youtube

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Director Abhigyan Mukherjee who made his debut with the Bengali film Chitra released in 2015 has come up with his new short film venture “Phantasm”. The story and concept is by Niladri Shankar Roy who is also the producer of the film. The music is by Rahul Sinha.

Phantasm is a story about a teenager who turns into a drug addict after an incident happens in his life. It mainly focuses on how drugs affect a person physically and mentally and how he falls in the trap of believing in reel things. The film also focuses on the relationship of a father and son which becomes one of the major reason behind the guy falling in this trap.

Director Abhijit Guha who is known for films like “Jodi love dile na praane” with director Sudeshna Roy portrays the role of the father  of the teenager who dislikes his son from his childhood. The teenage boy is played by television actor Tanmay Majumdar who was last seen in television serial Meera and Durga.

The short film will be soon released on Youtube like short films Devi, Ahalya and others.

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Press Conference of Bengali Short Film Cursed; A Film Which Deals with Different Phobias

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The press conference screening of the short film Cursed directed by Rwik took place recently. The story of the film is about Vivek who suffers from three phobias namely Monophobia, Neumatiphobia and Phasmophobia. Whether it is Vivek’s fear of ghosts or his solitude that makes him experience ghostly affairs is what the film aims to explore.

“Fear can turn men into mental patients. They become victims of different phobias. Napoleon was afraid of cats while Alfred Hitchcock was afraid of eggs. Many well known people are victims of varied phobias. Hence with this film, I have tried to showcase this aspect” said director Rwik.

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The music of the film has been composed by Papan. The story and script is by Rwik.

Soumendu Mondal (Vivek), Ritam (Ronit), Manjima (Moupriya), Mongol (Sandy), Suprna (Sreeja), Sayanti (Asoriri), Sankar (Raghuda) and Anuradha (Asoriri) has acted in pivotal roles in the film.

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Bengali short film Potrait by Director Tathagata Banerjee Exclusively for the Digital Space

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After the success of the short films like Sujoy Ghosh’s Ahalya and Aniruddha Roychowdhury’s Devi, there is a growing urge among the Bengali film makers to make such short films for the digital space. With the help of such films, the directors are able to reach out to the young audience who are more hooked on to the digital space for meeting their entertainment needs. Ace director Tathagata Banerjee whose last film Sesh Anka was a huge hit among the audience is back yet again with his short film titled Potrait. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent was present to cover the shooting of this short film.

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The film Potrait is about Tirtho Mitro who is a portrait artist based in South Kolkata. He lives life according to his own wish and terms. He comes across a mysterious girl named Anamika, who requests him to make her portrait. She promises to meet him the next day. But she never returns. What happens next transforms the painter’s vision about life and death.

In between shots, director Tathagata Banerji said “There is a great challenge in making short films which I find quite appealing. Not all short films which are made now are attractive. But there is a growing charm revolving around short films which is good. Keeping this in mind, we decided to make a short film with the help of which we will be reaching out to a broader audience and also attending to the audiences hooked to the digital space”.

The story, screenplay, dialogues and creative direction is being handled by Sanjib Banerji. “It is great to work again with Tathagata Banerji on this project. The film has a social message and also supernatural elements which has been presented in a different manner” said Sanjib Banerji.

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Debaprasad Halder who plays the role of Tirtho Mitro in the film revealed that he was having a great time shooting for the film. “I always have a good time shooting with Tathagata da. Since this is a short film, the challenge is even more. I am having a good time and the audiences will surely love the story” said the actor.

Amrita Chatterjee plays the role of a mysterious girl named Anamika in the film. “There is a good balance of supernatural element in the film. The presentation is different. This will be a good experience for the audience” said the actress.

The film has been produced by Createch. Supriyo Ghosh of Createch said “The whole world is moving towards the digital space. Now people see everything on the smart phone. People hardly have the time to go to halls and watch films. The future lies in short films. People want to watch films while on the move. Hence, we ventured with this short film. We are highly positive that the story will be liked by one and all.

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Assistant Director of Sesh Anka Shubhadeep Mukherjee aka Bambi is making his debut as the cinematographer and the Top ranked editor of Tollywood Sujay Datta Ray (who has also edited Sesh Anka) has taken over the responsibility of trimming the film.

The film which is of twenty three minutes film will premiere on Youtube.

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Cactus front man Sidhu’s first ever short film Haabaab-Haat Baaraalei Bondhu Screened


Bangla Band Cactus front man Sidhu’s first short film Haabaab

Sidhu, the front man of the Bangla band Cactus has made his presence felt all through these years with his soulful voice. He recently turned director with his first ever short film Haabaab-Haat Baaraalei Bondhu. The special screening of this short film took place at Nandan in the august presence of cast members Aparajita Ghosh, Soumo Banerjee, Tanisha, Samannoy, Saqi, Indranil Sanyal and Sidhu.

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Eminent celebrities who came to cheer for the musician turned director included Krishnakishore, Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee, Pallavi Chatterjee, Upal, Anindya Chatterjee, Satrajit Sen, Lajbonti Roy, Mainak Bumpy Nag Chowdhury and others.

Haabaab (Haat Baaralei Bondhu) revolves around people with alternative sexual orientations. Based on a short story written by Dr. Indranil Sanyal and directed by Siddhu, Haabaab is a 25 minutes long film. The music is by Sidhu and Saqi.

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Speaking at the occasion, Sidhu said “I have made quite a few videos and it is from there that the idea of making a short film struck me. I have tried to use that experience in making the film which hopefully people will appreciate. There have been hiccups while making the film and the mistakes that I have made will help me in making better films in the future”.

Despite being from a rock music background, Sidhu has used soft music for the film. “There is no rock music and the music I have used blends well with the film. There is one and a half song. I mention half song because it is used in the form of a jingle in the film. The other song is about the main theme of the film, which is alternative sexual orientations” said Sidhu.

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Sidhu mentioned that he has plans of screening the film at the Kolkata Short Film Festival.

Wishing the musician turned director all the best for his future endeavors!!

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