Interview | Bappaditya Bandopadhyay - Film Maker (Sampradan, Shilpantar, Devki, Kantataar, Housefull, Kagojer Bou)


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Bappaditya Bandopadhyay - Bengali FilmmakerAcclaimed Bengali and Bollywood film-maker Bappaditya Bandopadhyay talks to Subhomoy Mukherjee in this extensive, informal and intimate interview on Washington Bangla Radio.

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Director Bappaditya Bandopadhyay

We always expect something different to watch , something different to think whenever we go for a movie by Bappaditya Bandopadhyay.

Bappaditya started his career with Television, specially telefilms, and as assistant director for movies.

That time he came in touch with Film Director cum Musician Gautam Chattopadhyay (of Mohiner Ghoraguli fame) whom he knew from his childhood.


Working with Gautam changed the focus and vision of Bappaditya and he felt the urge within himself to make feature films of his own.

In 1998 he made his first feature, Sampradan. As he was not aware about economics and distribution part of filmdom that time, he could not reach to all with Sampradan rather he could not popularize Sampradan.

After Sampradan, he made critically acclaimed film Shilpantar based on a short story by famous author, Shirshendu Mukherjee.

After Shilpantar he was in Bollywood for years and that time he debuted there with award winning Devki.

After Devki he returned in Tollywood and made Kantatar which made Bappdityo a Bengali household name as director.

After Kantatar, he made Kaal on flesh trade racket and Housefull as his autobiographical feature film.

In the meantime he started his career as a producer with the film Hello Kolkata made by his friend Manoj.

Right now he is very busy with last minute works of his present directional, Kagojer Bou, based on another Shirshendu novel and starting of his next feature.

Kagojer Bou casts Paoli, Rahul, Priyanka, Bratyo, Nandini, Joy among others and Gaurav aka Gabu from Laxmichada starts his career as film music director with this film. Bappaditya made this film very contemporary with a story of merely 40 years ago.

He not only experiments with subjects but also with new actors as well as versatility of established and popular actors by utilizing them in completely new kind of characters to them.

He truly maintains and follows the Tollywood gharana started by trio Satyajit-Ritwik-Mrinal, who incidentally are his favourite directors too among others, and we hope to see more and more high-quality works from this creative genius.

We also wish all the success for Kagojer Bou as well as all future Bappaditya ventures.