Actress Writupriya Sarkar and Director Anunoy Biswas
Kolkata, Feb 28, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): Dekho Re Nayan Mele, an Indian Bangla movie by debutante director Anunoy Biswas was screened on the 24th of February at Gyan Manch in Calcutta. The film focuses on, and offers ideas for addressing, social issues. This is the maiden effort of the director to showcase such issues on the silver screen with his first Bengali feature film.
Actress Writupriya Sarkar chatted with WBRI about her role of RJ Koli in the film. Looking gorgeous in a sleeveless bright blue Anarkali dress, Writupriya talked about how her working with theater productions helped developed her acting skills. She praised her director Anunoy Biswas, describing him as humble and more of a friend on the sets than a director. This helped her and others in the star cast give their best for the film.
Writupriya is pursuing a course in Animation and is also considering some offers she has for acting in Television serials. The Kolkata Bengali movie offers she has received so far did not resonate with her and she has declined them. When asked
whether she would like to work with Anunoy again, the actress said she would do so with pleasure if the opportunity arose.
Director Anunoy Biswas
Anunoy Biswas, a media student at ISBM, Kolkata, is foraying into the world of film-making in short steps. His enthusiasm and his dedication towards film making are apparent in Dekho Re Nayan Mele. Many others in the cast and crew of the film are also newcomers like the director himself.
Protyush Ghosh, DGM of Metro Railways, was present at the screening. He congratulated the “Dekho Re Nayan Mele” team for their great effort and expressed happiness on being present at the premiere. He hopes producers take stronger initiatives to promote such upcoming talented film-makers and actors to support their efforts.
Bickram Ghosh, Rupam Islam and Jimmy Tangree unfortunately could not attend the event in person. However, they wished the team all the very best in a video also screened at the premiere.
Director Anunoy Biswas was busy with guests and the screening process. However, he spared some time for interaction with media representatives and spoke at length about his film and future plans. The young director feels that it is very important to have a social message in a film, without which it loses its importance. His debut film has a special social message that has to do with physically challenged people and the fact that they can also love and be loved.
Anunoy Biswas was very appreciative of the efforts of music director Saheb Sharma who lost his eyes at a young age. Sharma is a gifted musician well known in music circles of Kolkata.
"A story that talks about the negativity of long distance relationships. It also contains a very strong social message that will create great awareness about a certain section of society."
Prior to the screening of the film a musical program was organized for the entertainment of the assembled guests and journalists. Protyush Ghosh, DGM of Metro Railways, performed two iconic Hindi film songs - “Rimjhim gire sawan” and “Musafir hoon Yaaron”. Blind singer Sayani Palit captivated the minds of the audience with a numbers like “Adat si hai Mujhko”, the Sufi song “Mose Naina lage re” and “Gunja sa hai ektara”. Singer, Aridita Bhattacharya performed the remake of “Lambi Judaai” from the Hindi film Jannat, and “Teri Deewani”.
Anup Chakraborty and Writupriya Sarkar
Dekho Re Nayan Mele screening was full of music and entertainment for the assembled guests.
Dekho Re Nayan Mele (Bengali, 2013)
Release Date February 24, 2013
Studio Prasad Film Lab
Starring Writupriya Sarkar, Arit Mazumdar, Anoop Chakraborty, Palak Jaiswal, Anirban Roy, Saptami Haldar
Directed By Anunoy Biswas
Written By Anunoy Biswas
Screenplay By Anunoy Biswas and Soumik Mandal
Produced By Anunoy Biswas
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Reporting by Priyanka Dutta (firstname.lastname@example.org)