Sekhar Das is a well known film director now but there is a long path of preparation for making of this director of substance. In this audio interview. Subhomoy Mukherjee of WBRi talks to Sekhar Das about his career in acting, film-making and upcoming Bengali movie NECKLACE.
he has started his career in the insurance field with a higher rank, he
was a addict of movie and theatre and he has felt very free with his
friends like Actor Anjan Dutta, Director Rabi Ojha, etc. that time.
Even Mrinal Sen has chosen him to act with Anjan Dutta in Dutta’s debut film Chalchitro (1981) but his physical condition has not allowed her to act in film that time. Also nnown as The Kaleidoscope, the Anjan Dutt, Gita Sen, Utpal Dutt, Nilotpal Dey, Arun Mukherjee starrer CHALACHITRA is available worldwide on online DVD release here.
His passion for creative world and his creative sense have led him to be in theatre as an actor – director.
He has become very successful with his theatres that time.
But he is a man who does not like to stick to a particular medium for long time. He feels very tired as a monotonous one.
he started acting in television. In the mean time he left his job also.
At that time he was very popular as script writer for television daily
soaps also. He started writing script with second part of 1st Bengali
daily soap “Janani”. But he became famous as script writer with “Mohini”.
He could earn a lot as script writer but he felt very bored and started
other creative works and started the plan to direct films.
Towards the beginning of this decade, Sekhar Das surprised the Bengali film audience with Mahulbaneer Sereng (2004) which is the debut film for actress Chandreyi Ghosh (Sabyasachi Chakrabarty and Rupa Ganguly are also in the star cast) and the film has won many awards at different film festivals of the World. Click here to order Mahulbanir Sereng: Songs of Mahulbani on DVD release online.
Mahulbani depicted the root cause of tribal problems very vividly.
With the success of Mahulbani, he has tried with an entire new topic; terrorism in North Bengal at “Krantikaal”
starring Shilajit Majumdar, Rupa Ganguly, Soumitra Chatterjee, Haradhan
Bannerjee, Arjun Chakraborty, Ashok Mukherjee, Alaknanda Roya and
others. Buy KRANTIKAL (2005) Bengali movie DVD here.
After Krantikaal, he has made ‘Kaler Rakhal” (2009) which
portrays the problems of village based actors, village politics of
Bengal as well as dilemma of Village life in Bengal, starring Parambrata
Chatterjee, Nandana Sen, Rudranil Ghosh, Rupa Ganguly, Soumitra
Chatterjee, Chandrayee Ghosh, Kunal Mitra, Usashi Chakraborty, Santilal
Mukherjee, Debesh Roy Chowdhury and more. Order Calcutta Bengali movie KALER RAKHAL on DVD Worldwide online here.
As he has made all the above mentioned films on village life as a
trilogy, this time he has decided to make a film on City life and the
result is “Necklace” which will release at theatres by end of November, 2010.
We are eagerly waiting for the release of this movie and expecting another sensational and successful creation by Sekhar Das.
Listen to the exclusive audio interview of director Sekhar Das on Washington Bangla Radio audio-on-demand free service.