Bangla Movie Preview: GHURI - The Kite | Riingo Banerjee Film About a Young Man's Quest of Redemption of Childhood Guilt

By JP Mandal (jpmandal@washingtonbanglaradio.com)
Pictures: Biswajit Saha

Riingo Banerjee

Kolkata, Dec 6 (Washington Bangla Radio): Ghuri - The Kite is based off a story of a man looking for his buddy's son abducted by terrorists, and a loser becoming a winner. The film is set in a hypothetical location that could represent any real place and features innovative use of imaginary language spoken by people of that location, thus requiring subtitles for viewers.

The press conference of Bengali film-maker Riingo Banerjee’s recently released film "Ghuri" was held at YMCA Kolkata where the director along with the cast and crew spoke about the film.

Riingo said, “The setting of the movie is in Ishanpur but it can be  any piece of land anywhere in the world.  The philosophy the movie espouses at various levels are universal and topical anywhere anytime.” The film was shot in locations in Mandarmani.

“It’s my tribute to the award winning novel "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. "Ghuri – The Kite" is a film on the virtues and vices of adolescence and the waves of fears and fantasies that surround every child in those early years. Inseparable as friends are Sunny and Sikander till an act of cowardice betrays the trust between them.Years later Sunny has to confront the ghosts from the past as he undertakes a journey into the realms of danger and deceit to make amends for a friend he once let down. It’s an emotional drama of endurance and sacrifice that man takes to reincarnate faith and honor for a gift called friendship,” Riingo added.

Watch: Ghuri - The Kite Bangla Movie Theatrical Trailer

"This movie is about a young man trying to redeem his guilt scarred childhood. It is about the realization of harmony among the separatist forces. It is about the universal appeal of innocence that conquers all. And of course a story that travels on the redemption road," added the writer-director.

"We wanted to gift the audience a good movie which would provoke their thought. "Ghuri" fits the bill for that. It will also provide wholesome entertainment. We hope the audience will love it, as much we loved making it," said Bajrang Agarwal, producer of the movie.

New Bangla movie Ghuri Cast and Crew

Ghuri - The Kite stars Arindol Bagchi, Rohit Bhattacharya, Kaushik Chakraborty, Barun Chanda, Aparajita Ghosh Das, Sayani Datta, Aritra Dutta, Kaushik Ganguly, Soham Maitra, Tanaya Roy, Ratan Sarkhel, Joy Sengupta and Rajesh Sharma.