DC, Feb 26, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Film-maker Reshmi Mitra
chats with Arijit Chakraborty in a live interview for WBRi. Ms. Mitra
talks about her movies, prior work, and future plans. Of her previous
movies, her incomplete dream “Char Odhdhay” based on the acclaimed story by Rabindranath Tagore is still the closest to her heart. Her previous movie, Bhalobasha Zindabad
was satisfying to make because of its novelty and its realistic flavor.
Her docu-features on Pramathesh Barua, Salil Chaudhury, the HIV/AIDS
epidemic, junior artists in the movie business, and eunuchs have moved
people, and herself, and remain some of her favorites.
Piriti Kanthaler Atha, her latest movie is getting rave
reviews in Kolkata. Ms. Mitra attributes this to its appeal to the
current, young generation because of the combination of its
entertainment factor, original story line, freshness, realistic flavor,
and relatability. The fight sequences are exquisitely coordinated and CG
(computer graphics) is used effectively. Created by the famous fight
master (action director) from Mumbai, Andali Pathan (who has
directed action sequences for heroes like Akshay Kumar and Govinda),
they have a fancy-ness (“chamak”) to them, while the songs, directed by
Indian classical instrumental Santoor artist Pinak Bhattacharya are classical-based and sequenced according to the story line. The lyrics of the songs are penned by Gautam Sushmit.
Listen to Reshmi Mitra talk about her films via Washington Bangla Radio free on-demand audio broadcast service.