Srijit Mukherji, Neel Dutta, Arpita Chatterjee and Anjan Dutta
November 8, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Ace
singer, song-writer, actor and film-maker Anjan Dutta attempts to
capture his childhood and growing up years in his latest film “Dutta Vs.
Dutta”. A press meet of this film was held in Middleton Chambers in
Kolkata on the 7th of November in the presence of the cast and crew
members of the film.
Members of the "Dutta vs Dutta" Indian Bengali Movie Unit
film is produced by Dr. Purnendu Roy and Nilakshi Roy under the banner
of Orion Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Through the film, the director presents
a glimpse of his childhood days and also showcases the Bengal of the
1970’s - a memorable decade in the history of West Bengal.
decade saw the emergence of avant-garde western rock influences in the
Bengali music circuit, the arrival of the hippie culture and the
Naxalite movement in Bengal. This is the environment which Anjan Dutta
grew up in. Through his film, the director has tried to portray society,
changes and emerging cultures of the era.
Many Tollywood Kolkata
Bengali movies have been made that concentrate on the Bengal of 1970s,
but they mostly focus on the Naxalite movement and associated violence
and controversy. Anjan-da's film, however, takes a different track
altogether and prefers to look back and capture the College Street
scene, Pub Culture of Park Street and the emergence of Goutam
Chattopadhyay and his legendary rock band "Mohiner Ghoraguli" of that
The film “Dutta Vs. Dutta” can be considered
semi-autobiographical. The film covers four generation of the Dutta
family, or as can be easily said, of “every Bengali family”, starting
from his grandfather, father, the director himself and his son. The star
cast includes Roopa Ganguly, Arpita Chatterjee, Shankar Chakraborty,
newcomer Ranadeep Bose, Rita Koiral, Biswajit Chakraborty, Kaushik Sen,
Subhashis Mukherjee, Parno Mitra, Manasi Sinha, Debranjan Nag, Pradip
Ray, Somak Gosh, Deepankar De, Srijit Mukherji and Anjan Dutta himself.
press meet saw the presence of Srijit Mukherji, Roopa Ganguly, Arpita
Chatterjee, Ranadeep Bose, Shankar Chakraborty, Kaushik Sen, Manasi
Sinha and Anjan Dutta.
Arpita Chatterjee and Rupa Ganguly
Ganguly said she wanted to essay the character of a very down to earth
personality, but in this film she again has a modern and bold character.
Roopa found the script of the film along with the way it has been shot
very interesting, and expressed happiness in being a part of the
Ranadeep Bose and Anjan Dutta
Mukerji revealed his character as that of a mentor of Anjan Dutta. In
real life, Srijit considers Anjan-da his mentor, and the film reverses
Shankar Chakraborty and Ranadeep Bose
Ranadeep Bose was appreciative of the space and time given him to get
into his character and essay it the way he wanted to. Working with Anjan
Dutta was, of course, a great experience.
Anjan-da's son Neel
Dutta, the music director of the movie, talked about how he believes
this film deals with a subject that needs special care and treatment and
thus demands music that presents the feel and aroma of the 1960s and