Srijit Mukherjee's Bengali film AUTOGRAPH (2010) International Premiere at Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2010 Showcase

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CALCUTTA, Oct 8, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Debutant feature-film director Srijit Mukherji had made a remarkable Bengali film AUTOGRAPH (2010) starring Prosenjit Chatterjee, Nandana Sen, Indranil Sengupta, Rudra Prasad Sengupta, Piyush Ganguly and others.

Srijit is an ex-economist and statistician and is well-known in English stage theater circles of Delhi and Bangalore. He also wrote the Feluda-inspired stage play Feluda Pherot and is the witer-director and an actor in Checkmate. Before AUTOGRAPH, Srijit has contributed as an assistant director, actor and songwriter in Anjan Dutta's Bengali film Madly Bangalee (2009) and the upcoming Aparna Sen fil Iti Mrinalini (2010).

Check out Washington Bangla Radio's exclusive audio interview of Srijit Mukherjee here.

Also do not miss WBRi's exclusive and intimate interview with the 2nd Mahanayak of Tollywood - Prosenjit Chatterjee here.

AUTOGRAPH is the story of a struggling young director who approaches the reigning matinee idol of Tollywood with the idea of making a film inspired by Satyajit Ray’s Nayok and Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries. The matinee idol is an arrogant man at the peak of his career. To prove a point to his detractors that he is perpetually one-up on destiny, he decides one day to blindly accept any proposal submitted to him. 

As luck would have it, the songless, middle-of-the-road script is offered by the struggling director that day. And much to the dismay of his cronies and his secretary, he accepts it. From there, Autograph becomes a film-within-a-film featuring parallel plots and simultaneous love triangles, as captivating and thoughtful as it is entertaining.

Autograph (2010), the 128-minutes color film from India in Bengali language with English subtitles, will be screened for it's world premiere at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2010. The showtimes and theaters are:

Marina Mall 5, 10/15/2010, 10:15 PM and Marina Mall 5, 10/21/2010, 7:45 PM.

Check out the official ADFF web-site for more information and to buy movie tickets.

Watch the theatrical trailer of AUTOGRAPH.