Buddhadeb Dasgupta,known for films like Tahader Katha and Kaalpurush,is all set to start his new film Anwarer Aschorjo Kahini this Durga Puja with Chandrachud Singh in the lead. The film deals with the journey of a small-time sleuth.
Dasgupta said that he was busy with the shooting of Trayodoshi,based on 13 poems of Tagore,and so could not complete the script of Anwarer …. Now that my earlier film is over,I will concentrate on Anwarer , he said.
Asked if the film is a thriller,as it is based on a small-time sleuth who ekes out a living in the city,Dasgupta said,It is a thriller,but not in the usual sense. It is more in sync with my style and vision.
Dasgupta,who has chosen Maachis star Chandrachud to play the lead,said that the Bollywood actors personality,his look and eyes weighed the decision in his favour. Shauvik Kundagrami will essay the protagonist Anwar.
For Anwarers casting,I had to judge the actors faces. Of course I saw Shauviks films and was convinced he is a great actor, he said. Chandrachud,on his part,said that he had seen almost all of Dasguptas works,adding that he hopes Anwarer Aschorjo Kahini would be as successful as Maachis (1995). I came into contact with Bengali culture when I learnt the Dhitang Dhitang Bole folk song from a Bengali teacher at 30.
I had watched three Satyajt Ray films,including Charulata and I had wanted to work with a sensitive Bengali director. Things are coming full circle in my life. In the movie I play Anindyo,father of a 10-year-old child who meets a stormy fate, Chandrachud said.
Fashion designer Neeta Lulla,one of the most sought-after designers in Bollywood,said,This film is very realistic,contemporary,and since it dwells on a sleuths quest for truth and the costume is not over the top. I have sought to give the feel of realism in detailing the costumes, she said.
Lulla,known for designing for films like Devdas and Jodhaa Akbar,said this was her third visit to Kolkata.