Sudeshna Roy & Abhijit Guha's "Teen Yaari Katha" Bangla Movie: Meet the Cast and Crew frome Chrome, Kolkata

Bengali actress June Maliah
Bengali actress June Maliah

Kolkata, April 18, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) On 16th of April, 2012 some members of the cast and crew of Tollywood Kolkata Bangla movie "Teen Yaari Katha" congregated at the Chrome in Kolkata. Produced by Sahara Motion Pictures and Ideas, Teen Yaari Katha is set to hit theaters on the 4th of May, 2012.

Jointly directed by Abhijit Guha and Sudeshna Roy (WBRi Interview) the film boasts of a delectable cast including well-known faces such as Parambrata Chatterjee, Rudranil Ghosh, Saswata Chatterjee, June Maliah, Biplab Chatterjee, Gita De etc. Added attractions include a script by Anindya Bose (associated with Bangla music band Parash Pathar) and film music by Bangla band Bhoomi.

Sudeshna Roy
Sudeshna Roy

Most of the members of the cast and crew were present for the meet at the Chrome hotel. Sudeshna Roy, one of the directors, spoke at length about the film. Teen Yaari Katha is a story of three youths Shyamal, Antu and Bilu who are roommates living in the suburbs. A shared curiosity to overcome their sexual repressions binds their lives together as they indulge in clandestine acts that have consequences towards the end.

Going by the write-up at the back of the DVD cover, "Teen Yaari Katha" is essentially a film about the waywardness of youth and the ultimate growing up. But the film looks at this realistically, sympathetically, without sitting in judgment.

Explaining the A certificate of the film, the director pointed it to some explicit exchanges amongst the friends and was quick to draw a parallel to the Hindi film Delhi Belly which also dealt with the travails of three roommates in Delhi.

An interesting aspect of the film is the music by Bangla music band Bhoomi. While some film directors from the Bengali film industry have earlier experimented with the idea of Bangla bands providing music in a film, (for instance the music of Cactus in the film Nil Nirjoney by Subrata Sen) it is nevertheless encouraging to see more films opening up to newer possibilities with respect to film music. Apart from the popularity aspect, it gives music artistes the opportunity to collaborate and experiment with new music patterns.

The film also promises a humorous spirit of indulgence replete with invectives and jokes with double-meanings.  The inclusion of Rudranil Ghosh seems like an obvious choice for a comedy involving three youths but Sujan Mukherjee might well be the surprise package if he delivers.

Judging by the vibrant DVD cover, June Mailah appears to be the lady-sought-after while Parambrata Chatterjee and Saswata Chatterjee have already made an impression in the Bengali psyche.

The glossy DVD included a trailer of the film that begins with three over-aged, intellectually malnourished youths, desperately trying to pounce on a porno magazine. The remaining portion of the trailer included one-liners and metaphors of the crass kind with an almost irresistible urge to please the front seats. Nothing concrete could be deciphered out of the first look except that it seemed to borrow the age-old tropes and conventions of teenage sex-comedies. Nevertheless, the film might as well appeal to ones who want quick jerks out of their desperation.

Teen Yaari Katha Bengali Film Poster