character actor Subrata Dutta - a renowned name in Bengali and
Bollywood Cinema in India and Indian film-lovers across the world -
recently bagged another "Best Actor" award - this time at the Cairo
International Film Festival, 2009 - for Jai Tank directed film Madholal Keep Walking [BUY DVD] co-starring Swara Bhaskar.
As you will hear Subrata describing in the interview, in Madholal, he
plays the role of a man in Mumbai who has lost a hand and has thus had
to extensively shoot with one hand tied to his back, in real locations,
sometimes on a hidden camera.
Subrata has previosuly won the "Best Actor" award at the Osian Cinefan Festival
2006 for Subrata Sen directed Bengali film Bibar - Calcutta Unabashed (DVD Release) co-starring Tannishtha Chatterjee, Payel Sarkar, Biswajit Chakraborty, Dulal Lahiri, Kunal Mitra etc.
Madholal Keep Walking has had a limited trial release in Calcutta in August and will be re-released soon on a much larger scale.
A graduate from the elite National School of Drama, New Delhi and
Central School of Speech and Drama, London, UK, Subrata has and
continues to play lead roles in films in various languages. He is also a
renowned stage theater actor.
Subrata Dutta grew up in Bankura district of West Bengal, and in
his young days, had little clue that he would become a powerful and
internationally acclaimed character
acter in films and theater. He studied Zoology at the graduate level and
Business Administration at the post graduate level. He then chanced on
workshop at the National School of Drama, New Delhi and subsequently
applied to study there, and was selected. His subsequent apprenticeship
at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London, UK was financed by a
scholarship from the Brtish Council in Kolkata.
Subrata Dutta performed various roles in stage theater in Delhi for
around 8 years, eventually also playing roles in parallel and art-house
films and then lead roles as protagonists and antagonists.
Subrata Dutta is playing a lead role in Ram Gopal Verma directed RAKTA
CHARITRA that is expected to have a release date in October 2010. RAKTA
CHARITRA will be released in two episodes and in three languages.
After a long string of successful Bengali films featuring Subrata
Dutta - Buddhadev Dasgupta's UTTARA (BUY DVD), Kushan Nandy's 88 Antop Hill [BUY VCD], Suman Mukherjee's Chaturanga (DVD Release), Subrata Sen's Bibar - Calcutta Unabashed (DVD), Arin Pal's Doshta Dosh (BUY DVD), Anjan Das's Achin Pakhi (DVD) and so on, ANTIM SHWASH SUNDAR (Last Breath Beautiful) (BUY DVD) by Kris Allin is
now playing to capacity audiences in theaters in Kolkata, featuring
Subrata Dutta as Prem Sengupta, Indrani Halder as Vibha, Paran
Bandopadhaya as Mystic, Kaushik Banerjee as Sarda, Kunal Padhy as Mehra,
Swagata Mukherjee as Alka, Punya Darshan Gupta as Rao, Debdut Ghosh as
Patel, Sanjukta Roychowdhury as Anjali, Surangana as Arti and Prakash
Sharma as Raghu.
Subrata recently appeared in Achin Pakhi with the young promising
actress Manali Dey of Mouri fame from the superhit Bengali TV show Bou Kotha Kao.
Subrata Dutta's other upcoming films include Reema Mukherjee's
ARDHANGINI EK ARDHASATYA which is adapted from Rabindranath Tagore's
short story GHARE BAIRE (previously made into a film with the same title
by Satyajit Ray) where Subrata plays the role of Sandip and appears
with Subodh Bhave, Sreelekha Mitra, Manoj Mitra, Reema Lagoo, Varsha
Usgaonkar and others. The film is headed to the Berlin International
Subrata Dutta is also appearing in the upcoming film BLIND LANE with
Sonali Chowdhury - the film is directed by Amitava Sengupta and is based
on the Kamtapur movement.
Listen to Subrata Dutta once again on Washington Bangla Radio. We
wish Subrata Dutta all the best and we look forwarding to having him
with us on Washington Bangla Radio again.