Deepti Naval, Rituparno Ghosh at MEMORIES IN MARCH Indian Film Premiere In Kolkata

By Subhomoy Mukherjee

Deepti Naval, Rituparno Ghosh speak at Memories In March Premiere in Kolkata
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[Memories In March Online Release Film Poster]Calcutta, April 2, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Shree Venkatesh Films arranged the Kolkata premiere and official global release of their newest feature film “Memories in March” directed by Sanjay Nag (interview) at Priya in south Kolkata on 1st of April, 2011.

During the last six months period this is the second non-mainstream feature film by a debutant director that has been released by them – the first is “Autograph” by Srijit Mukherkjee (interview).

The premiere was attended by Rituparno Ghosh (interview) (script writer, lyricist, actor ), Sanjay Nag (interview) (director), Mainak (editor), Deepti Naval (actress), Debojyoti Mishra (interview) (music director), and producers of “Memories in March” along with stars of Tollywood like Aparna Sen, Roopa Ganguly, Churni Ganguly, Kaushik Ganguly, Sreelekha Mitra among others.

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, Watch Memories In March online »

The film is based on the story of a divorced mother, Aarti’s (Deepti Naval) visit to Kolkata after hearing news of her only son’s death in an accident there, to collect his personal belongings. During her four days stay in Kolkata, she meets her son’s colleague Sahana (Raima Sen) and Arnab (Rituporno Ghosh) and comes to know her son Siddarth alias Sid alias Babu was gay and in a relationship with Arnab, and also other angles of Sid’s life.

The film deals with alternative lifestyles and analyses both heterosexual and homosexual relationships. At the same time it has shown conservativeness of the mother towards homosexuality, love of a person for his boyfriend as well as the boyfriend’s mother, a girl’s high ambition, a NRI father’s indifferent attitude.

If we consider acting, we must cheer acting prodigy Deepti Naval once again for portraying her role so convincingly, Rituporno Ghosh for being more matured in his second acting venture and Raima Sen for proving her acting skills once again.

The editing and cinematography of the film are equally good as the background score.

But the main assets of the film are the script and the songs. Subhomita is excellent, and other singers are also very good.

Bravo Sanjay and Rituporno!!