Producer Mayukh Chatterjee (Purple Motion Pictures) Talks About STREET LIGHT (2011), SAPATH and more Bengali Movies - Interview

By Bidisha

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[Cast & Crew of Tollywood Movie STREET LIGHT (STREETLIGHT) At Audio Launch]Michigan, USA, March 6, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Mayukh Chatterjee's organization, Purple Motion Pictures, is the producer of the Bengali film ‘Streetlight’ - he is a managing partner of Purple Music Company and Purple Motion Pictures in Kolkata. He spoke to WBRi about their recent films, about his company’s future projects and about the current music industry.

His company Purple Music, one of the leading music companies in Kolkata, has acquired the audio rights of 52 Bengali films in the year 2009-10.This lead the partners of the music company to think of venturing into production of films. In 2010 they decided to go for their first film project and the announcement of this was made on 24th of July 2010.

He also explains to our listeners that as the director of a film is like a captain of a ship, producers are the heart of a film. Along with the smooth running of the shoot, coordinating between the director and the technicians, budget and all other monetary matters are handled by the producer.  

Mayukh briefly describes the first film produced by his company, Street Light. The story is about a couple. The hero is a corporate guy and his wife Mitali, played by Locket Chatterjee (WBRi interview), is highly ambitious and wants to act in films/theater. This leads to a marital discord between the two and Mitali leaves him and the house. Another girl named Hiya enters the scene and gradually grows closer to our hero. But he later realizes that Hiya is a call girl and is once again in a dilemma as his wife returns to him. Street Light also stars Abhishek Chatterjee, Arjun Chakrabarty (interview), Nivedita, Pulakita Ghosh, Ranjan Bhattacharya and others.

He highly praised his artists and spoke about their commitment towards the film. He also said that Purple Music Company is open to all kinds of music. They not only have musical stalwarts like Lopamudra on their list but even a lot of newcomers with trendy music.

In 2011 there will be a couple of films under the banner of Purple Motion Pictures; Street Light will hit the silver screen on 11th March 2011. Next film is scheduled to start on 6th May 2011, the title of the film has not yet been decided but it will be directed by Arjun Chakraborty. If things go ok, they might start another film on 15th or 16th of April 2011; again, the title has not yet been decided and will be directed by Alok Roy. Later on they have a big film in mind, a totally commercial film, tentatively titled SHAPATH - The Promise to be directed by Somnath Sen and the lead role will be played by Abhishek Chatterjee.

Mayukh expresses pleasure in North American release of Street Light via Databazaar Media Ventures - a Florida, USA based organization.

Host & Article: Bidisha, WBRi - Michigan, USA
Guest: Mayukh Chatterjee, Kolkata, India
Recording & Editing: Supratim Sanyal, WBRi - Washington, DC