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Film-maker Dr. Kamaleshwar
Mukherjee whose next Bengali film URO CHITHI is being awaited by Bengali
movie lovers across the world talks to Arijit Chakraborty of WBRi in
this up-close, informal and intimate interview.
URO CHITHI is a
poetic phrase, and the film has a fascinating storyline based around the
contemporary culture of text messaging (SMS) over cell phones. The
story revolves around various incidents that occur while the owner of a
mobile phone deletes old text messages. There are around a dozen
sub-stories in the film, each associated with a text message on the cell
phone - the little incidents together covering a span of around one
year forms the subject of the film. The protagonist works in one of the
myriad of cheap IT services export shops in India, and also focuses on
the impacts of the currently ongoing phase of economic recession in the
developed world on such workers.
The star cast of URO CHITHI
includes Locket Chatterjee, Sreelekha Mitra, Bishwanath Basu, Rajatava
Dutta, Rudranil Ghosh, Swastika Mukherjee, Indraneil Sengupta, Reshmi
Ghosh, Sudipta Chakraborty and others. Locket Chatterjee plays Sudha,
married to Bishwanath Basu's character. Sreelekha Mitra plays Raka, the
wife of Indraneil's charater who has an extra-marital affair with a girl
played by Tanushree.
Tollywood actress Locket Chatterjee
Image from Facebook Album
URO CHITHI is currently in shooting stage, and production is
expected to be complete towards the end of 2010. The script of URO
CHITHI is written by Kamaleshwar, too.