NAAMTE NAAMTE (2013) Bengali Film Opens in Kolkata

Editor's Note: The writer wishes to thank Arijit Dutta, Managing Director, Priya Entertainments for making this report possible.


Bengali Actress Sucheta with Bhaswar Chatterjee and Gautam Kundu
Newcomer Bengali Film Actress Sucheta with Bhaswar Chatterjee and Gautam Kundu

Rajatava Dutta, Rana Basu, Rupankar Bagchi, Srijato and Goutam Kundu
Rajatava Dutta (left), Rana Basu, Rupankar Bagchi, Srijato and Goutam Kundu

Kolkata, Feb 10, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): Rana Basu’s debut directorial venture Naamte Naamte opened at Priya Cinema Hall on 8th February. Stars from the Indian Bangla movie industry illuminated the event.

Sandip Ray
Sandip Ray

Lead actors Roopa Ganguly, Rajatava Dutta and Bhaswar Chatterjee was present. Roopa Ganguly was looking gorgeous in a black saree with golden lining. Her minimal accessories and make up did not fail to make heads turn. Black seemed to be the colour of the evening as Rajatava Dutta, who plays Roopa’s Husband in the film was also seen is a black tee Even Bhaswar Chatterjee was dressed in a jet black shirt. Newcomer Sucheta, who is paired with Bhaswar in the film, was seen having a good time at the premiere.

Goutam Kundu, Rana Basu and Sidhu
Goutam Kundu, Rana Basu and Sidhu

Noted Kolkata Bangla band ‘Cactus’ have contributed immensely to the film and band members were present. Frontman Sidhu, the music director of the film, was seen in a black tee shirt featuring a south-American guerrilla leader well known to Marxists.

Before the screening of the film started, producer Gautam Kundu took the stage and introduced the cast and crew of the film. He said the film is the culmination of a two-year effort. He and the director are new to the art of film-making, and he appreciated actors like Rajatava Dutta, Saswata Chatterjee and Roopa Ganguly signing up. He thanked financer Pritam Kundu, cinematographer Rana Dasgupta and lyricist Srijato for attending the event.

Saswata Chatterjee could not attend due to other commitments but his wife graced the occasion. Dibyendu Palit, the writer of the story ‘Traata’ on which the film is based, was also present and watched the film.

Director Rana Basu said all good things in the film are to be credited to the cast and crew and all bad things are his own fault and no one else is responsible.

Bhaswar Chatterjee
Bhaswar Chatterjee

Directors Sandip Ray and Anik Dutta were present at the premiere. So was singer Rupankar Bagchi who has lent his voice to the songs of the film.

Kolkata Bangla Band CACTUS
Cactus (Bangla Band)

Reporting by Jyoti Prakash Mandal (jpmandal@washingtonbanglaradio.com)