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Bangla Movie Bicycle Kick World TV Premiere on Zee Bangla Cinema; Director’s note on the movie and its USP

bicycle kick world tv premiere

Finally, Debasish Sen Sharma’s Bicycle Kick World TV Premiere is slated for telecast on Nov 17, 2013 2:00 pm on Zee Bangla Cinema. A good news for film lovers indeed! With almost 150 films being released each year in Bengali and a television premier each week, what is so important about the TV premier of this film?

Lets hear it from the captain of the ship, Debasish Sen Sharma : “Its an effort to tell a very known story in our own way. It is not a thriller, not a relationship tale, not a gen-x love story, not a children film, not an adaptation of a classic tale, not a musical, action or melodrama but a simple turn around story of a boy.”

Cut to

Feb 22, 2013 Premier at Priya Cinema Hall.

Houseful premier of a long cherished dream. Most of the audience obviously comprising of friends, family and well wishers. Lots of text messages in the director’s inbox asking about different hall show times about the film for next two weeks.

Dissolves to next weekend.

Almost all the newspaper giving positive reviews about the film praising its originality and songs but audience have only 5 halls at their disposal to see the film that too with some erratic showtime like 11.15am, 2.10pm, the most popular one being 4.30pm. Fades out…

Fades in next Friday.

People are eager to watch the film but it is out of the system of public viewing except only one hall(Nandan 2) whose information is again found nowhere in any newspaper or any media.

Bicycle Kick World TV Premiere

Flash Forward

Nov 17,2013, Sunday 2:00 PM. people watching Bicycle Kick on television, Thanks to Zee Bangla Cinema! So now it is not just watching another film, it is itself an inspiration to those minds who still believe in good cinema and believe in weaving magic on screen.

As Debasish Sen Sharma says, ‘The film is actually a tribute to my city which has taught me to grow up; Grow up with Tenida, with Moti Nandy, with Rabindranath, with Sukumar Roy, with Feluda and of course with football”. It is like a mind game played in the form of cinema where football is just a mere tool. So, we cannot categorize it as just another sports film. In a way, there are many evidences which also show that the film is a tribute to the medium of cinema itself.

Another most important element of the film lies in its lyrics and dialogues. ‘Kaane Kaane Bolechhe eshe Jonaki’ by Dipangshu Acharya or ‘Ichhe Danay Bhor korechhe Pokhhiraj’ by Debasish Sen Sharma are no less than magic. The fantastic interval point, use of light and shade, unfolding of characters, a fantastic performance by Ritwik Chakraborty and the wonderful song picturisations are all that sum up Bicycle Kick (2013).

With this note, let us wait for the World Television Premiere and wish team Bicycle Kick a great future.

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ABP Ananda celebrates 60th year of Bengali classic ‘Saare Chuattor’ with animated re-presentation

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This year ABP Ananda celebrates the 60th year of Saare Chuattor, one of the finest of all time favorite Bengali classics through a 4 episode audio visual presentation entitled Mess Barir Puja. The story is based on the narrative structure of Saare Chuattor..(Remember the mess of Rajanibabu and a bunch of bachelors)…where enters Ramola like a whiff of fresh air. Here, the name of the house is Aashare Chuattor. The name rightly justifies the activities that take place here.

ashare chuattor

The surprise lies in the cast of the show. Any guess ?  Yes..The masters like Uttam Kumar, Suchitra Sen, Tulsi Chakraborty, Bhanu Bandopadhyay, JaharRoy, Molina Debi and the list continues..

Jawdropped? Dumbfound?Taking it as a joke?

Relax..It is neither false nor true either. All the characters are present in the film, but in the form of animation. The animated characters move in the real background. This is happening for the first time with such a classic in Bengali Television. And the visionary of the project is none other than film maker Debasish Sen Sharma, who is known for his feature film Bicycle Kick and many documentaries and television shows. The entire animation part is engineered by HiTech Animation studio, who has been experimenting with different animation projects in Kolkata for quite some time now.While Debasish was asked about why this story, he seemed a bit nostalgic “The first film I conceived was based on Saare Chuattor, a tribute to the classic. This is like my stage rehearsal to launch my next film”.

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The most interesting part of the film lies in its shooting technique. It was shot with a bunch of real life characters only to be replaced by the animated models of Tulsi Chakraborty, Uttam Kumar, Suchitra Sen and others. So all the actions are there in the video as a reference of the character movements.We found the director in the set busy instructing the actors while the animation supervisor was busy calculating the focal length between the character and the camera; A tedious task indeed!

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It is said that cinema itself is magic but what if the real meets the unreal? The magic is simply enhanced. We thank the director Debasish Sen Sharma and his entire team for bringing back the eternal Bengali nostalgia…the  lost world of Saare Chuattor…in Bengali Television. Kudos to ABP Ananda for supporting such an innovative attempt and giving the audience of Bengal interesting things things to look forward to this Durga Puja.

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Ashare Chuattor shooting with Debasish Sen Sharma and Team (You Tube)

Debasish Sen Sharma to conduct workshop on acting and production

EQ School of Media and Communication is organizing a workshop on acting and film production that will be conducted under the mentorship of seasoned film maker Mr. Debasish Sen Sharma who has to his credit the recent Bengali Hit Bicycle Kick and many other highly acclaimed short films.

The workshop will commence from June 15th and will be held in Lake Gardens on the weekends. The fact that the workshop will be held only on weekends sets it apart from similar other courses as this will enable even the working class people to pursue their passion and learn the nuances of acting and all stages of film production from an experienced teacher like Mr. Debasish Sen Sharma who is popularly known and addressed as “Mickey Da” by his students and fellow creators.

Debasish Sen Sharma

Debasish Sen Sharma

Another important factor that sets this course apart from the others is that here the participants will get to know about the nuances of film making as well as acting from a successful practicing film maker owed to which the knowledge imparted will not be “bookish” but practical enough. In this training program, participants with a natural flair for acting will be taught various traits of being a good actor which will include everything right from voice modulation to body language to general discipline on the sets.

Participants enrolling for the film production workshop will not only benefit from the experiences of a seasoned film maker but will also get hands on experience as the organizers even plan to make a short film during the course of the workshop.  In the film production course too, participants will get to learn about all aspects of production, right from reading and understanding the script to post production and distribution work.

The highlight of the workshop will be that the best performing participants will get a chance to be a part of Mickey Da’s next project and in order to make the best of this wonderful opportunity, several aspiring actors have already enrolled for this one of a kind learning program. About selecting the candidates from the workshop, Mickey da says, “I always prefer working with actors whose working styles I am familiar with and this workshop will bring forth a pool of talented youngsters with whom I can work in my upcoming projects”

With a nominal course fee of Rs.1000 for acting and Rs.2000 for production, this workshop will benefit many a talented youngsters aspiring to make it big in the industry. EQ School of Media and Communication has been highly appreciated by the industry leaders for such wonderful initiatives and the organizers are hopeful that in future too they will be able to come up with more such programs to promote the acting talent of the state.