Actor Samadarshi Dutta talks about BHOOTER BHOBISHYOT, AMI ADU, APARICHITA and other Bengali Movies - Interview

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[Samadarshi Dutta]Germantown, Maryland, March 6, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Tollywood actor Samadarshi Dutta talks to Arijit Chakraborty on WBRi in this informal and candid audio interview.

The emergence of Samadarshi as an actor is not a coincidence - Samadarshi has always been passionate about acting. Pursuing his keen interest and passion early on, Samadarshi played a nuymber of roles on stage in theater productions, as well as Television shows for a couple of months. Soon, he appeared in a hugely competitve selection test for an acting course at the renowned Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. This course was shut down in 1976 but was revived in 2004, and Samadarshi is glad he was selected.

After completing the two-year course at FTII, Samadarshi is now based in Mumbai (erstwhile Bombay) at the beginning of an extraordinary career. He has appeared in short films in various languages including English and Hindi and, of course, full-length Bengali feature films.

Samadarshi's debut Bengali movie, titled ICCHE and directed by Nandita Ray and Shivaprasad Mukherjee, is awaiting release. Remarkably, Samadasrshi was offered the role in ICCHE while he was studying at FTII. Samadarshi plays a lead role in ICCHE.

His second film, SATHI AMAR BONDHU AMAR (which is the first released Bengali feature film starring Samadarshi). Released in 2009, Saathi Aamar Bondhu Aamar stars Surya, Shinjini, Raja Chatterjee and Sabyasachi Chakrabarty along with Samadarshi in lead roles. The film is directed by Anindya Sarkar and music is by Nishadh Chandra. To buy Bengali Movie on DVD in USA, click here >

Samadarshi's film AMI ADU (2010) released recently in theaters in Kolkata. A moving tale about a Hindu Brahmin girl and a Muslim boy from a neighboring village, Samadarshi as well as the debutant heroine of the film Debolina (who plays Adu) have delivered acclaimed performances in the film which was screened at the Indian International Film Festival (IFFI). The film is produced by a modern incarnation of the iconic New Theaters.

Samadarshi's fourth film Arohon was actually released before Ami Adu, making Arohan his 2nd released film. He has also appeared in Hing Ting Chot - his 3rd released film, which was completed after Arohon but again released before Ami Aadu.

Currently Samadarshi is busy with a film directed by Gautam Haldar (whose 2003 film Bhalo Theko [DVD] won three national awards and saw the debut of actress Vidya Balan in Tollywood, with co-actors Soumitra Chatterjee, Joy Sengupta, Parambrata Chatterjeea and others) adapted from a story by Moti Nandi. Samadarshi's co-stars include Rakhi Gulzar and Binita in this film.

Samadarshi is also working on a film adapted from Rabindranath Tagore's APORICHITA, and has just completed working on the soon-to-be released BHUTER BHOBISSHOT directed by Anik Dutta (interview). The film is a satirical comedy on the rapid destruction of heritage property in Kolkata in the name of modernization, and Samadarshi's co-stars are Parambrata Chatterjee (interview), Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Swastika Mukherjee (interview), Mumtaz Sorcar (interview), Paran Bandhyapadhyay, Bishwajit Chakrabarty, Saswata Chatterjee, Mir, Monami Ghosh, Srilekha Mitra, Kharaj Mukherjee (interview) and others.