By Madhup Yadav,Chandigarh : BIG Picture’s Bengali film directed by the maverick Rituparno Ghosh’s ‘Shob Charitro Kalponik’ (Afterword) has been selected for the 30th Durban Film Festival ’09 to be held from 22 July to 2 August 2009. Rituparo Ghosh will be traveling to Durban, South Africa for the screening of the film scheduled for July 30th. Ritupano Ghosh has written and directed ‘Shob Charitro Kalponik’ that explores the story of death and loss with many emotional and romantic moments, stars Bipasha Basu, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Pauli Dam and Sohag Sen.. The film has music by Sanjoy Das and Raja Narayan Deb with a lot of folk, modern sounds and also a song by Lalan. Samik Halder is behind the camera and Arghyakamal Mitra will do the editing. Some of the excerpts of old poems are also been written exclusively for the film.
BIG Picture’s COO, Mahesh Ramanathan said, “Rituparno’s work has been widely acclaimed globally. Shob Charitro Kalponik’s selection in the Panorama Section of Durban film festival is a first ever premier for a Bengali film in the African continent. Basically, it’s a historical first for any production house in India”
‘Shob Charitro Kalponik’ tells about the journey of Radhika’s life of her late poet-husband, Indraneel and the revelations and contradictions she learns about Indraneel as a poet and husband. She wonders about his dual identity. She realizes how much he romanticized their mundane, everyday life. In reality, he was often insensitive, negligent and apathetic. How can a poet be unaware of his day-to-day realities, yet highlight moments from it in his art? Is art essentially an artifice?
The movie will about to release on August 28th in all over India.