Interview:Ranadeep Sarkar on Bengali Horror-Suspense Thriller THE UNKNOWN (2011) & Background Experience with Tollywood Movies

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[Bengali Film-Maker Ranadeep]Washington DC, June 3, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Ananya Paul catches up in this audio interview with Ranadeep Sarkar who also goes by the name Rann and is one of the youngest film-makers from Kolkata we have had the opportunity to have as a guest on WBRi. Ranadeep's first independently directed short film "The Unknown" will premiere in Kolkata on June 6, 2011 at 4:30 PM at Max Mueller Bhavan. "The Unknown" is a modern suspense-horror thriller made with family-viewing in mind and, as you will hear Ranadeep describe, is likely to be the precursor to a full-length Bengali feature film around a similar theme that Ranadeep wants to make.

Ranadeep has been assisting Anjan Dutta for a while now. Prior to that, he has worked as the assistant director for nineteen Hindi tele-films directed by Biplab Roy Chaudhuri and ten Bengali feature films including Mahanagar@Kolkata with director Suman Mukhopadhyay (interview), Go For Goals, Uro Chithi directed by Kamaleshwar Mukherjee (interview) and with Sanghamitra Chaudhuri (interview) in her films Rahasya, Jeena and the recently released Bidehir Khonje Rabindranath. In addition to making his own films, Ranadeep is also assisting Anjan Dutta with Ranjana Ami Aar Ashbo Na and a couple of tele-films for ETV Bangla TV channel.

Ranadeep discusses his short film "The Unknown" (complete Bengali Film preview) extensively without giving away too much and stresses on a difference he has tried to bring into camera work and presentation which he believes would be liked by the audience. He has received great response to the trailer (below), even from as far away as Mumbai. Given the extremely limited exploration of the genre of horror in Bengali cinema, Ranadeep's effort is commendable and we wish him success with his directorial debut.

For complete synopsis, cast and crew information about "The Unknown" visit our film preview.

Trailer - The Unknown

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