Six years after it was made,’Teen Yaari Katha’,a Bengali film produced by superstar Prosenjit,is finally releasing in theatres next Friday.
Though the film was screened in two prestigious film festivals,it was barred from release commercially by the Censor Board because of the liberal use of expletives.
However,Prosenjit,the current matinee idol of Bengali films,is not at all dejected at the late release of his movie which has been compared to ‘Delhi Belly’.
“It is better that the film is being released now,when people are accepting movies that deal with yesterday’s taboo subjects. We must carry forward the momentum,” he said.
Admitting that the tale of three bachelors and the use of male psychology in the two movies find a common chord,he said,”This film is straight from the heart and unpretentious. It was a pathbreaking film made by the director-duo of Sudeshna Roy and Abhijit Guha (Rana).”
Prosenjit explained that a lot of changes have taken place in the last six years reflected in the release of films like ‘Baishe Shrabon’ which is full of four-letter words.
“In a way the film was ahead of the times,” he said in jest.
The audience is now far more mature in accepting films dealing with yesterday’s taboo subjects,he said.
Asked how he came to produce the film,Prosenjit said it was the script that made him take the plunge.
All three actors in the film Parambrata Chatterjee,Rudranil Ghosh and Neel (Sujan) Mukhopadhyay vouched for the universality of the film.
“Any teenaged boy can relate to the narrative,” popular actor Rudranil said while ‘Kahaani’ star Parambrata said the present-day audience would more appreciate the humour of the film.
On the use of slangs Parambrata said,”These things go hand in hand and people are now more attuned to such work.”
Asked if the film will set a new benchmark for new-age Bengali films,Sudeshna Roy,one of the directors,said,”It was termed a very different film after its screening in two festivals,but now with more films of different genres hitting the screen,we are hopeful it will work again.”