Washington DC, Nov 4, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Though NATOBAR NOT OUT (2010, Bengali) is the debut feature film directed by Amit Sen, he is no stranger to film-making. A top advertising film-maker renowned for his extremely successful and long-running ads (including spectacularly popular ads for Shalimar Coconut Oil, Berger Paints, Britannia Industries etc.), Amit Sen (in this interview with WBRi) describes Natobar Not Out - affectionately abbreviated to NANO - as a different kind of Bengali musical film, accented by brilliant music composition by Debajyoti Mishra (WBRi interview). As Amit Sen informs our listeners, Natobar Not Out has 56 speaking characters and 62 non-speaking characters, and the film, though a comedy, also has fine shades of a tragedy.
In Natobar Not Out, Bangladeshi actor Mostafa Prokash (WBRi interview) plays Natobar - who, like most Bengalis, has poetry in his heart. Natobar lives in Bhatpara (a fictional place) in Kolkata, and he wants desperately to write poems, but nothing much comes out of his pen. Thanks to some extraordinary circumstances, Natobar starts writing fantastic poems.
The heroine Raima Sen plays Mishtu - the girl next door to Natobar. Of course, since Mishtu is stunningly beautiful and right next door, and Natobar is pretty handsome and impressive, too, love is expected to blossom between the two.
The talented actress Ananya Dutta (WBRi exclusive interview) plays Ujala - who runs an ad agency in Mumbai and dazzles Natobar with her fast and trendy life-style. Ramaprasad Banik plays Natobar's father.
The release date of Natobar Not Out is November 12, 2010.
NATOBAR NOT OUT is produced by six friends calling themselves BUNCH OF BUDDIES who have brought in a much-needed completely fresh approach to Bengali film production.
Watch an exclusive interview video of the trendy actress Raima Sen posted at dailymotion by official-newx as Raima Sen was shopping during the Wills Indian Fashion Week.
Summary / Synopsis: Natobor Not Out is a comedy which will appeal to a wide cross-section of Bengalis - urban, small town and even rural, as almost every Bengali is either already a poet or at least aspires to be one. That there’s something in them that pulls them towards poetry is now a known fact. This is the story of a young chap ‘Natobor’ from a typical north Calcutta middle-class neighbourhood whose heart beats for poetry, but with no appreciation coming from any quarters – not even the local club, he loses heart almost every day.
Producer: Bunch Of Buddies Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Director: Amit Sen
Star Cast: Raima Sen, Mustafa Prokash (Debut), Ananya Dutta (Debut), Ramaprasad Banik, Biswajit Chakrabarty, Mousumi Saha, Sudeepa Bose, Kharaj Mukherjee, Chandan Sen, Kaushik Ganguly, Kamalika Banerjee; special appearances by Tollywood hero JEET, Munmun Sen, Mir, Biplab Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee
Music: Debajyoti Mishra
Lyrics: Kamaleswar Mukherjee
Editing: Sumit Ghosh
Art Direction: Mridul Baidya
Story: Kamaleswar Mukherjee
Sound Design: Sumit Ghosh
Audio Songs Tracklist in Soundtrack OST of Natobar Not Out:
* Ekdin (Title Track)
* Hey Nuton (Rabindra Sangeet)
* I Have been Alone
* Megher Palok (Male)
* Megher Palok (Female)
* Megher Palok (Sad)