Interview | Bengali Film Maker ATANU GHOSH (Takhan Teish, Angshumaner Chobi) | WBRi Exclusive Audio

Atanu Ghosh - Tokhon Teyish Bengali MovieAtanu Ghosh is an acclaimed award-winning film maker from Kolkata. His film AAR EK BAMPI has received a National Award for Best Children's Telefilm. Another film of Atanu - MEGH BRISHTI ROD - received the Best Screenplay award from the Radio and Television Advertising Practitioners' Association of India. Many other awards have been given for other films by Atanu. He has also contributed towards writing and editing of many other films, and has made over 30 documentary and corporate fims. Atanu Ghosh's first full-length Bengali feature film ANGSHUMANER CHOBI released in 2009 and has received critical acclaim and is very successful. His 2nd Bangla feature film is titled TOKHON TEYISH and is to be released soon.

Arijit Chakrborty of WBRi Washington Bangla Radio speaks with Atanu Ghosh in an informal and intimate audio interview. Listen to the full interview audio online by pressing the play button in the player below.


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Atanu Ghosh - Bengali Movie Maker - Takhan TeishAtanu gives us a fascinating glimpse of his eclectic background before settling down as a film-maker. He talks about the differences between telefilms and feature films, and shares insight on the differences in approach of the cast and crew in either genre.

Atanu shares some anecdotes with us - stories and incidents during shooting of both his feature films so far. He talks about Angshumaner Chobi - how he came up with the idea for the story after working closely with a veteran actor of the stature of Soumitra Chatterjee. He, of course, gives us his view of the story.

Atanu then shares with us his view, as the director, of the forthcoming movie Tokhon Teyish. Hopefully he has not given away too much information about the film which is currently in post production and expected to release in September of 2010. In summary, a boy was born to a family of brilliant and successful Bengalis. When the boy was one and a half years old, his great-uncle declared that the boy would pursue a different path than others in the family, and would probably leave his home early on. Listen to Atanu describe what happens when the boy is 23 in his own words.

Atanu touches on difficult questions of what the expectation of Bengali film lovers are these days and the impact of the commercial Bollywood-style senseless commercial movies. He talks about the difficulties of young, aspiring as well as established film makers, and offers hope that smart young film makers of his generation can resurrect the Kolkata Tollywood film industry as the showcase of Indian film making for the world.

Takhon Teyish has a credited star cast of Jisshu Sengupta, Paoli Dam, Aparajita Ghosh Das, Tanusree Shankar, Rajatabha Dutta, Biplab Chatterjee, Neel Mukherjee, Locket Chatterjee and Indrani Halder and others.

Angshumaner Chobi bagged the Aravindan Award for Best Debut Director, 2010 and Kerala State Award, Best Debut Film 2010 and has a credited star cast of Indraneil Sengupta, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Soumitra Chatterjee, Indrani halder, Rudraneil Ghosh, Ananya Chatterjee, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Bhaskar Banerjee and others.

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