May 25, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Agunpakhi is a forthcoming Kolkata Bengali movie written and directed by Subhrajit Mitra. The film is produced by Ranadeb Paul and Pratik Sen / Mindscapes Maestros.
Actress Rituparna Sengupta in a still from Agun Pakhi
According to reports, the film is about terrorism as practiced by Maoist rebels in certain economically underdeveloped areas of India. "War is the highest form of struggle to resolve contradiction" says one of the posters.
Watch the theatrical promo-preview trailer of Agunpakhi online:
Acclaimed Tollywood actor Sabyasachi Chakrabarty plays a cop, and the reigning queen of Tollywood - Rituparna Sengupta - plays a reporter / journalist trying to document why the terrorists chose the path of terror, while Shreya Pande plays a terrorist.
Rituparna Sen blurts out, "People should know the actual truth". One wonders what other kinds of truth exist.
A short summary is posted at the official facebook page: Aagunpakhi (The Phoenix) is a topical story of our troubled times, the film has made an attempt to explore the nuances of age old human struggle for justice. Produced by Ranadeb Paul and Pratik Sen of Mindscapes Maestros, and written & directed by Subhrajit Mitra, Aagunpakhi (The Phoenix) is a film that raises many a question that remains unanswered on today’s society and system. The film has an ensemble star cast of Rituparna Sengupta, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Shrreya Pande, Rajesh Sharma, Shantilal Mukherjee, Kharaj Mukherjee, Sagnik, Anindya & Ankita. Rana Dasgupta, ace cinematographer has captured the vivid landscapes and emotions through his lens, Debkanta Chakrabarty, a veteran and noted Film Editor from FTII has edited the Aagunpakhi (The Phoenix) and the art direction is by Goutam Basu. The music is composed by ace music director Kalyan Sen Barat and Lopamudra Mitra has rendered Tagore’s “Ebar tor mora gaang-e baan esechhe, joy maa bole bhasha tori” in her soulful voice.