Sweet-savoury surprise

After Posto, it is now time for something savoury and sweet. While we wait for the poppy factor to tease our taste buds in May (Shiboprosad Mukhopadhyay-Nandita Roy’s Posto starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta and Mimi Chakraborty), Windows production house, which turned 15 this year, is set to roll out two films  — Projapoti Biskut, to be directed by Anindya Chattopadhyay of Open Tee Bioscope fame, and Rosogolla, by Pavel, who had directed Babar Naam Gandhiji. 

  • Published 11.02.17
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After Posto, it is now time for something savoury and sweet. While we wait for the poppy factor to tease our taste buds in May (Shiboprosad Mukhopadhyay-Nandita Roy’s Posto starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta and Mimi Chakraborty), Windows production house, which turned 15 this year, is set to roll out two films  — Projapoti Biskut, to be directed by Anindya Chattopadhyay of Open Tee Bioscope fame, and Rosogolla, by Pavel, who had directed Babar Naam Gandhiji. 

“We’ll be launching two heroes and three heroines in these two films. We need young talent and fresh faces in Bengali films. Both the films will have the essence of Bangaliana, which is a hallmark of a Windows film,” said Shiboprosad, the co-maker of Bela Sheshe and Praktan. While Pavel’s film is a period piece that is about the invention of the rosogolla, Anindya’s second film is about how a couple get to know each other after marriage. “Projapoti Biskut is a contemporary love story, which is a social comedy as well. The three central characters are newcomers,” said Anindya, who wrote the story around 2011 and developed the script later. “I wanted to make it my first film, but Open Tee Bioscope happened,” he said.

New beginnings: Day One of the fourth Kolkata Literature Festival 2017 (KLF), held in association with The Telegraph, came alive with the sound of music and the sight of visuals as the cast and crew of the Bengali film Onek Holo… Ebar Toh Moro unveiled the trailer and the songs of the February 17 film. 

The fun film stars Paran Bandopadhyay, Moubani Sorcar, Biswanath Basu, Koneenica Banerjee, Nachiketa and debutant Indraneel Dasgupta. In his debut film, Indraneel, who is paired opposite Moubani, has also written the script and co-directed the film with Mayukh Chatterjee. “It starts with an useless piece of land. No one wants to buy this plot of land, though the price of land is shooting up everywhere else. The film then goes on to show how a group of people, which includes Moubani and the character played by me, turn it into the most sought-after piece of land in the country. Suddenly everyone wants it, including mafia groups,” said Indraneel, who came up with the idea while promoting his book Another Face In The Crowd in Mumbai last year. Indraneel considers himself to be “really lucky” because he had no plans of acting in the film, let alone be the hero. “Nachiketa saw me one day while recording a song and suggested my name as the hero. I had never faced the camera in my life and I was given three days to get ready,” he says. 

“I was really struck by the story idea. The film has a lovely twist,” said Nachiketa, who has sung the song Baper biye. The film is produced by Tea Leaves Productions and IORA Films, which comprise four women from Assam — Sanchita Boruah, Neena Borooah Gohain, Tilottoma Sengupta (Tea Leaves Productions) and Bornali Sharma (Iora Films).

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