Bengali Film ICCHE (2011) - Interview: Shiboprasad Mukherjee & Nandita Roy with Sohini Sengupto, Samadarshi Dutta, Bidita Bag

By Subhomoy Mukherjee


Video: Watch Icche (2011) Tollywood Film  Directors & Star-Cast talk about the new Kolkata Bengali Movie release

Calcutta, July 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Produced by Vignesh Films Production and Co-Produced by Encash Entertainment Pvt Ltd. , Icche is the forthcoming feature film, based on a story by eminent author Suchitra Bhattacharya revolves around the tangible relationship between and obsessive mother and her son.

Mrinal Sen, Bratya Basu and Suchitra Bhattacharya
Mrinal Sen, Bratya Basu and Suchitra Bhattacharya at ICCHE (Bengali, 2011) Movie Web-site launch

I got the opportunity to interact with Icche director duo Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy recently along with actors Sohini Sengupta, Samadarshi Dutta (interview) and Bidita Bag. We missed actors; Honourable Minister of Higher Education of State of West Bengal, Bratya Basu and Ruplekha Mitra a lot that evening.

The directors and actors shared their experiences with Icche that day.

Icche is the first directorial debut of Shiboprasad Mukhopadhyay who has passion for acting from his childhood and was a member of famous theatre group Nandikar for a long time. He acted in several Hindi and Bengali feature films directed by Rituporno Ghosh, Kumar Sahani, Nitish Roy, Raja Sen, Anup Singh Baltar, Ram Gopal Verma among others. Shiboprasad considers Icche as his first child and he is very hopeful regarding success of Icche.

Born in Mumbai, Nandita Roy completed her education from Mumbai University and married Mr. Nitish Roy, the famous Set Director of Bollywood. She was responsible for the establishment of famous television channel, ETV Bangla and worked there as the Creative Director and Branch Manager. She was the co-script writer of the films Tobu Mone Rekho and Jamai No. 1 and she assisted in making of those films as well along with Ek Posla Brishti. She considers Icche as a entirely commercial venture with different dimensions and expects every mother should watch this film.

Samadarshi is a well known actor with films like National Award Winning Ami Adu, Arohon Hing Ting Chot among others, under his credit. But he considers himself as a member of Icche family since Icche is his first feature film after completing graduation from FTII and in his debut film he has got the opportunity to work with eminent stage actors Bratya Basu and Sohini Sengupto.

Bidita Bag is very cheerful about Icche as she considers Icche as the turning point of her career. She started her career as a model and shifted her base to Mumbai for more opportunities. That time she got the chance again to explore her career in Kolkata, her hometown, with Icche.

Sohini is an actress with enormous potentialities. She is the daughter  of Nandikar Head, famous actor Rudroprasad Sengupto and famous actress Swatilekha Sengupto. She is doing theatre from her childhood and considers theatre as her family. She feels most comfortable with the acting in theatre. She considers Icche as a family venture to her as she is very close to Nandita Roy, she has grown up with Shiboprasad in Nandikar and studied with him in Jadavpur University and she always gets pleasure to work with Bratya Basu.


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