Sanjay Nag's MEMORIES IN MARCH To Premiere Globally; "unique opportunity to watch first day, first show" - Mahendra Soni


Kolkata, March 28, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio): Shree Venkatesh Films' multilingual film (primarily in English with some dialogue in Bengali and Hindi) Memories in March (2010) was critically acclaimed in it's successful premiere at the 15th PUSAN International Film Festival 2010 over October 7 - 15, 2010. The film is directed by Sanjay Nag and stars Deepti Naval, Rituparno Ghosh and Raima Sen in leading roles. Music is composed by Debajyoti Mishra (WBRi interview).


Trailer - Memories In March (2010)

In a wonderful development for Indian cinema lovers across the world, after successfully trying out simultaneous releases of their movies in India and North America, leading Bengali film producer Sri Venkatesh Films, is taking the next step by simultaneously releasing the film worldwide.

Conceived by and starring internationally acclaimed director Rituparno Ghosh, Memories in March is being released in India on April 1, 2011. Facilitating the simultaneous worldwide release is US-based Databazaar Media Ventures which is making the film available on its IPTV channel Databazaar Media, as well as on its web streaming portal, Dingora.com.

The film is the starting point of an unique experimentation with fresh, adventurous & sensitive new-age films jointly presented by Mr. Srikant Mohta & Mr. Rituparno Ghosh under the aegis of Shree Venkatesh Films. Memories In March is about emotional archiving. A bereaved mother (50) dumbstruck by the news of an accidental death of her 28 yr old son comes to Kolkata to finish off the last rituals, pack and carry his belongings back to Delhi. Her 4 day stay in Kolkata in her dead son's office apartment laden with memories and her constant interaction with his office colleagues (his only family in the City) makes her realize that the ownership of her son's belongings, tangible or otherwise, which she claimed to be exclusively personal is actually ubiquitous, distributed among all his friends and acquaintances. So much so that it can't be packed and moved away. She also realizes her own presence in the midst of these unfamiliar people the fact that she has been inhabiting their hearts and thoughts much before destiny brought them together. 

Producers and filmmakers both in Kolkata and Mumbai have been using Databazaar Media for the last two years for tapping into the reach of the internet, which has the potential to become a lucrative avenue for premiering of films. With this move, producers are hoping to put an end to piracy also, say industry experts.

“Memories in March, an English film with a smattering of Hindi & Bengali, is an Indian film for the global audience which has won many laurels in the film festival circuit. Premiering this film on multiple digital platforms worldwide will ensure that our target audience will have a unique opportunity to watch this film first day, first show,” said Mahendra Soni of Sri Venkatesh films.

Echoing Mr. Soni’s take on this, Oney Seal, founder of the Databazaar Group stated, “the Databazaar Media channel is the first and largest Indian content channel on the IPTV platforms of the future and brings a tremendous opportunity for content owners to reach the huge and rapidly growing South Asian audience worldwide.”

Databazaar Media Ventures acts as an exclusive gateway for Indian content in North America, combining the latest in digital technologies with the best in traditional methods in a new, fusion distribution model that maximizes North American film revenues. We are the missing link that ensures the most effective marketing of modern Indian films. For more information please visit www.databazaarmedia.com.

For more information, please contact Databazaar Media Ventures.