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Interview: Director Paramita Munsi on her Debut Feature Film Guha Manob; Sholoana Bangaliana Exclusive

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Director Paramita Munsi who has been working for twelve long years in the role of a script writer finally made her foray into directing films. After having directed a short film titled The Last Tram, she is presently busy with the shooting of her debut film Guha Manob. An exclusive chat with the debutant director….

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- You have been in this field for the last twelve years. When did you decide to actually turn director?

Paramita Munsi- The decision was nothing sudden. I have been working as a script writer for the last twelve years. I have worked in various mega serials, written film scripts and shows. After having garnered enough experience, I thought that why not make a film. I have worked for others for so long. Now is my time to make a film. I made the short film first and now I am shooting for my debut film, Guha Manob.

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Why did you actually select this story Guha Manob written by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay for your debut film?

Paramita Munsi- Look I will be very honest with you. This is my debut film and making a film on a literary story is a very safe game. Apart from this fact, I personally connect with humor of Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay. He is one of the few writers whose writings have developed my sense of humor much. He can write Gosaibaganer Bhoot and the same person can also write Guha Manob. He can write on diverse topics which I find very attractive about his writing.

Apart from when I read the story in 1996 in Sharod Sonkha, I found that this story had cinematic elements. I also heard later that late director Rituparno Ghosh had also wanted to make a film on this story with Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu in the lead roles. The relationship drama that this story has attracted me very much and I could not find a better story for my debut film.

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You mentioned that a literary story is a safe bet for a new film maker. Are you hinting at the fact that this will ensure you will get a producer easily?

Paramita Munsi- I actually had got the producer way before. However, why I mentioned safe game is because you have to be successful in the debut film so that you can continue to make films and also get producers to fund them. Making a straight house is easier than making a complicated house during the initial stages. You also need to return the money back to the producer after the film releases. I need to get into the system with my first film. Then I can think of making films on more complicated issues. So taking all this into consideration making a film on a literary story is a safe and reliable process.

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How is the experience of working with the cast, especially Chiranjeet Chakraborty?

Paramita Munsi- All the cast members have been extremely supportive. Kanchana is a dear friend but I keep scolding her in front of everyone. You may say I am very strict. Even Kanchana says so (laughs). I have worked with Dipak da (Chiranjeet Chakraborty) in my short film The Last Tram too. He is a wonderful actor and a great human being. Apart from being an actor, he has directed films too. Hence, he often helps me out and gives valuable advices too.

The music of the film is by Kabir Suman, right?

Paramita Munsi- Yes, he has composed the music for this film. He also did the music for my short film. I have always believed that his album Tomake Chai had a great impact on the way I listen to music. I also call him “my second father”. I share a great working experience with him.

With a great story and a stellar cast, Guha Manob looks like a promising project. We wish debutant director Paramita Munsi all the very best for her first film!!

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Upcoming Bengali film Guha Manob Shooting Continues; Film Based on Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s Story

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“The heat is oppressive at this time of the year. God knows how we are going to continue with the shoot” said actor Chiranjeet Chakraborty at the shooting of the film Guha Manob. Directed by Paramita Munsi, the film is based on a story by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay by the same name.

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Director Paramita Munsi in between the shots said “Today we are shooting those scenes where we will be showing how the daughter-in-law understands that the man of her fantasy is her father-in-law. This is the main crux of the story and hence we are completing these scenes today”.

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Neel Mukherjee plays the role of Batakrishna Roy’s son Saju in the film. “I have worked with Paramita before and she is very organized in whatever she does. The character that I play is Saju who is the son of Batakrishna Roy. He is an IPS officer by profession. Due to his mother’s last wish, he gets married quickly. His life changes suddenly as he is suddenly married off. This is an interesting character and I am having a good time shooting the film”.

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Kanchana Moitra will be seen in the role of Pinky in Guha Manob. “My character Pinky gets off married suddenly to Saju. This has a great change in her life. Both she and her husband try to adapt to these changes. In the meanwhile Pinky starts fantasizing about a man. It is later that she understands that the man she fantasizes is no one other than his father-in-law. The situation becomes complicated therefore. Hence I am having a great time doing this role” said the actress.

Pallabi Chatterjee, Nandini Chatterjee will be seen in important roles in this film. The music of the film is by Kabir Suman. The film will be shot in different parts of the city like Dhakuria Lake, different shopping malls, Presidency College and other such places. There will be also some outdoor shooting done in North Bengal too.

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Upcoming Kolkata Bengali Film Guhamanob Announced; Film based on Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s story


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The announcement of the upcoming Bengali film Guhamanob took place in the august presence of Chiranjeet, Kabir Suman, Pallabi Chatterjee, producer Prosenjit Ghosh, Kanchana Moitra and director Paramita Munsi. Paramita Munsi’s short film “The Last Tram” was also shown to the assembled audience.

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The film is based on a story written by the veteran Bengali writer Shirshendu Mukhopadhay. The film is about a Batakrishna Roy a man in his fifties. His wife Sushmita had passed away a few months away. Their son Saju had been married away in a hurry to honor Sushmita’s wish. However things take a turn when Batakrishna Roy meets his dead wife in a reverie and they converse. What happens next is what the film will showcase.

Speaking at the occasion, Kabir Suman said “I am glad that an aged musician like me has been given the chance to compose music for this film by a young director like Paramita”.

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Pallabi Chatterjee who confessed to be a diehard fan of Chiranjeet said “He was my childhood crush. He used to come to our house and my mother used to cook special dishes for him. I am glad that I will be sharing the screen with my childhood crush”.

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The film’s cast consists of Chiranjit Chakraborty, Pallabi Chatterjee, Kanchana Moitra, Neel Mukherjee and Nandini Chatterjee. The music of the film will be composed by Kabir Suman and the cinematography is by Joydeep Basu. Sudip Bhattacharya is handling the art direction while Suchandra Chowdhury will be handling the costume department.

The film’s shooting will begin soon.

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“24th Annual Kalakar Awards” Trophy Unveiled; A Premium Award Ceremony for the Artists of Bengal

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Kalakar Parivar Foundation announced the 24th edition of Kalakar Awards at a Press Interaction. Kolkata, the home to the finest in Cinema, Television, Stage and Music lacked the institution of annual awards for the most talented and outstanding artists and performers. Finally this dream turned into reality on January 01, 1993 when the very first Kalakar Awards was hosted.

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Kalakar Awards has emerged as the premium award ceremony of Eastern India amongst the entertainment fraternity across Bengal.

Hon’ble TMC MLA and Veteran Actor Chiranjeet Chakraborty were present to unveil the Prestigious Trophy of the 24th Annual Kalakar Awards 2016 along with Renowned Painter Wasim Kapoor and the esteemed members of the Kalakar Foundation Parivar.
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Kalakar Awards is recognized as one of the leading award ceremonies of Eastern India. The brand Kalakar is all about a vision and the relentless pursuit towards its success. It all started off 24 years ago when Shri Ashok Kalanauria came up with a stirring vision.

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The Gala Award Ceremony will be hosted at the Science City Auditorium on 24thof January 2016.

 

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Actress Rituparna Sengupta and Actor Chiranjit felicitated at the 13th annual function of Indrani Dutta Kala Niketan

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The 13th annual function of Indrani Dutta Kala Niketan took place recently at G. D. Birla Sabhagar. The occasion was graced with the presence of Indrani Dutta, Rituparna Sengupta and Chiranjit Chakraborty.

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The event started with Durga Bandana which was presented by Indrani Dutta and her students. Eminent personalities like Chiranjit Chakraborty, Rituparna Sengupta and Guru Sumitra Mitra were felicitated on the occasion.

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Nibedita Chakraborty and her students presented a Kathak performance. The acting division of Kala Niketan staged a play “Eta Kothay legeche”, which was directed by Sumitro Banerjee. A fashion show choreographed by Saurav Nandy was also presented for the audience.

Speaking at the occasion, Rituparna Sengupta said “Indrani is a dear friend. It is a great honor for me to come to this event”.

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The 13th annual function of Indrani Dutta Kala Niketan proved to be an evening of great music and fantastic performances.

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