Bengali Filmmakers have tasted immense success at the 62nd National Film Awards of India winning 14 Awards across various categories. Srijit Mukherji made Bengal proud by winning a National Award for Chotushkone. This win was followed by the awarding of the Best Animation Film to Sound of Joy at the recently held National Awards ceremony.
‘Sound of Joy’ won the Best Animation Film at the 62nd National Film Awards with the Jury speaking extremely high of the film. The flowing and engaging animation style in narrating the stories from Vivekananda’s childhood and its emphasis on developing the power of concentration were some of the high points of liking this story by the jury panel.
Director Sukankan Roy who spearheaded this project said that this project was dedicated to bring back the lost childhood of the Indian children.This would also imbibe self-belief in them. The director was also equally ecstatic on seeing that so many fellow Bengalis have been awarded National awards in different categories.
At the function, each of the Awardees was conferred with the Rajat Kamal or the Silver Lotus Award. The team at Aura Cinematics, the Producers; were represented by Dipankar Sarkar, Sukankan Roy (Director) and Rishi Sahany (Animator).
Congratulations to the whole team of Sound of Joy for making us proud on the national level.
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The film Chotoder Chobi- A Short Story by Kaushik Ganguly which focuses on the genetic disorder leading to dwarfism has been making heads turn with the novelty of its concept. The hero of the film Dulal Sarkar bagged the prestigious Best Actor Award at IFFI Goa. To celebrate his achievement a press conference was held recently at Princeton Club. Kaushik Ganguly, Srikant Mohta, Indraadip Dasgupta, Dulal Sarkar and Churni Ganguly were present at the press conference.
Speaking at the occasion director Kaushik Ganguly said “People question me what made me think of these people to make a film. But what I want to ask the other directors is why did they not think of these people before? They are either seen as clowns in circuses or been ridiculed by the people. We hardly give importance to what they actually feel”.
Dulal Sarkar’s mother who was in tears when asked about her reactions on her son’s achievements said “I did not know that my son has become so big. As a mother I am so very proud of him. I will also like to thank the director who had even thought of the plight of people like my son affected with this genetic disorder”.
The film is a love story about Khoka and Soma, who are both suffering from this genetic disorder of dwarfism. Shibu, Soma’s father is a trapeze artist at a circus. He falls prey to an accident and does not receive the due compensation from the company. Khoka lends a helping hand to the family. Though this brings him closer to Soma, they are unable to deal with the relationship just like any other couple. What happens next is what the film highlights.
Dulal Sarkar is the first actor representing the Bengali film fraternity to have bagged the Best Actor Award for a Bengali film in an International competition. “When I first heard I received an award, I was happy. But I was not aware of the importance of the award. It was Kaushik da who actually made me understand the importance of the award that I have been presented with” said the actor. The actor also highlighted on the fact that he was being treated at par with all the other artists on the sets, which was a great feeling for him.
With this film director Kaushik Ganguly also scored a hat-trick at IFFI Goa as two of his previous films Arekti Premer Golpo and Apur Pachali also had also been awarded at this International Film meet .
Team Sholoana Bangaliana congratulates the brilliant actor on his achievement. We are all very proud of you!!!
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Khaad (The Fall) directed by eminent Bengali director Kaushik Ganguly will be releasing nationally on 21st November. The film had a great success at the box office in West Bengal and is looking forward to the results it will achieve nationally. The film will be released in cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Baroda, Gurgaon and others.
The film Khaad is about sixteen different individuals who meet with a fatal bus accident. However despite the fall they survive miraculously and have to spend the night in a deserted valley. Forgetting their socio-economic status, their humanity comes to the forefront and becomes their primary identity. In the process, their darkest secrets and true selves come to the forefront. The sixteen individuals understand the value of life and friendship.
The screenplay and dialogues of Khaad is by Kaushik Ganguly while the DOP has been handled by Soumik Halder. Tanmoy Chakraborty is the art director and the music has been done by Indraadip Dasgupta. Mimi Chakraborty, Pallavi Chatterjee, Kamaleswar Mukherjee, Kaushik Ganguly, Tridha, Tanushree Chakraborty, Lily Chakraborty, Rudronil Ghosh have played pivotal roles in this film.
Kaushik Ganguly who has tasted success with this film regionally also has good news in store. His film Chotoder Chobi has been selected at the Indian Panorama at IFFI, Goa.
Team Sholoana Bangaliana wishes the ace director all the best for Khaad and also for Chotoder Chobi.