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April 25, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) VNN Bangla talks to Anniruddha Roychowdhury, who is well known for his previous films Anuranan and Antaheen.
Ekti Tarar Khonje (BEYOND THE STARS) has a socio-political and historical background, according to Roychowdhury.
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Anniruddha Roychowdhury says it is time that Bengali films crossed the oceans into foreign film markets - though this has happened before, Bengali films are mainly confined to film festivals so far. Anniruddha Roychowdhury says Antaheen was shown in some places in the United States to 100% "white" audiences. Assumedly he does not mean his films are only good for "whites", of course.
Roychowdhury highlights the drawbacks of subtitles and dubbing and emphasizes the need for promoting Bengali films to non-Bengali and non-Indian audiences as well.
Listen to the entire interview online via eSnips: