Director KRIS ALIN talks about Bengali Movie ANTIM SHWASH SUNDOR (2010) - Exclusive Interview on Washington Bangla Radio


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ANTIM SHWAS SINDOR posterAntim Shwash Sundar (English title The Last Breath Beautiful) is a 2010 Kolkata Bengali movie released in theaters in Calcutta today, Aug 20, 2010.

The film stars Indrani Halder, Subrata Dutta, Swagata Mukherjee, Paran Bandopadhyay, Debdoot Ghosh and Afsar Ali. Venus Creations have previously released the music on Junglee Music at an event held at the Banquet Hall, The Park. Composed by the superbly talented Purbayan Chatterjee, who also makes his debut as music composer in Tollywood with this film, Antim Swash Sundar promises to give you a taste of a unique sound that so long was missing in Bengali films. The lyrics of the film has been written by Kris Alin, Debojyoti Mishra and Dr. Gopinath Mishra. Subrata Dutta has delivered a powerful performance as Prem Sengupta in the film, as posted by Washington Bangla Radio film critiques in our WBRi Kolkata Tube blog.

Debutant writer-director Kris Alin talks exclusively to Arijit Chakraborty on Washington Bangla Radio in a comprehensive, intimate and informal interview that you can listen free online by pressing the play button in the player above.

Can a philosopher's stone turn everything into gold? Can it become the elixir of life?

And what is life? Is it a journey where one’s achievements are measured in terms of material prosperity or is it the attainment of a certain state that is best described as the inexhaustible sweetness of serenity that comes from cherishing what one has as opposed to vying for what others seem to have.

The film Last Breath Beautiful delves into these complex but realistic issues that confront the masses today.

As principal protagonist Prem Sengupta grapples with the conflict between his idealism and principles on the one hand and the dreams and aspirations of his vivacious wife Vibha on the other, a chance encounter puts a magic pendant in his hands. Said to have mystical powers, the pendant propels Prem from being a small time employee of a firm to a powerful industrialist whose every wish seems to come true.

However, woven into the tapestry of this tale of apparent success is a dark underbelly. Though the pendant has brought them great material benefits it seems to have come at a tremendous cost.

Featuring seasoned actors like Subrata Dutta and Indrani Halder in the lead roles, the film triggers a thought in the viewers about the possibility to transcend the plethora of various complexities of life, and to break free and rejoice – for that matter, maybe even the moment of death!