Shooting for New Kolkata Bengali Movie Gyandas Pheriwala commences

By Awrko Roy / WBRINN
newsdesk.kolkata@washingtonbanglaradio.com

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Kolkata, August 19 (Washington Bangla Radio): On the very grand and auspicious evening of Friendship Day, 18 Plus Productions unveiled their first debut venture Gyandas Feriwala at Princeton Club, Kolkata. The film is directed by a renowned ad-filmmaker from film fraternity Debojyoti Batabyal whose previous short fiction Ek Roz Har Roz owned him a lot of accolades in the film festivals. The film is adapted from a short story named Kantai Kantai by Sanjib Chattopadhyay. The director himself has written the screenplay and lyrics.


The film stars Samadarshi Dutta as the protagonist and in the title role. The film also stars   legends like  Soumitra Chatterjee and Sabyasachi Chakraborty besides seasoned actors like Mamata Shankar and Dipankar De and Kharaj Mukherjee.  Young actors like  Ritabhari Chakraborty, Abir Banerjee, Ajoy Raha and Sayani Mukherjee.


The film is produced by T-town’s youngest producer Abhirup Ganguly and will be produced under the banner of Eighteen Plus Productions. Rajkumar Sengupta is the music director of the film and Sunirmal Majumdar will be the man looking after the framings and composition of the film. Raghav Chatterjee, Monomoy Bhattacharya, Anupam Roy and Soumitra of Bhoomi Band will lend their voices for the songs. The music of the film will have the magic touch of the world poet Rabindranath Tagore.


The films narrative journey focuses on the path of a young boy. It will depict his transformative journey from an ordinary village boy to a famous writer under the pseudo name of Gyandas, while to the world he just remains a seller of foreign books.  ‘Boi er Pheriwala’ a ‘nom de plume’ (pen name) he inherits from his guru. The film will reflect the pain and agonies that are part of regular life in the course of the middle class upbringing and the protagonist’s efforts to swim through all those troubled waters.

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The event started with a video conference and the renowned author Sanjib Chattopadhay shared some words about the character in front of the media. He praised Debojyoti Batabyal for his thought process regarding Kantai Kantai and for his enormous devotion to the story. He finally wished the whole team good luck. kolkata tollywood bengali actor samdarshi

On the occasion, Samadarshi Dutta told the media that he is very delighted and excited as he got the chance to play the protagonist. He added that he loves believing in spontaneity and would love to follow it throughout the film. He said “I think this is one best script I have come across in recent times, in terms of mise-en-scene and the way visuals are portrayed.” He further revealed that he is lucky to portray the character of Gyandas Feriwala and will try his level best to justify the dignity of the character.

 He also added that he is a bit nervous to share screen with actors like Soumitra, Sabyasachi and Mamata Shankar.

Mamata Shankar told that she was never confident about playing her character. It was the director who convinced her that she is the perfect lady to portray the character as the director has visualized her role.


Sabyasachi Chakraborty told WBRi that he is extremely pleased with the visual treatment that the director has planned. All the cast and crew were praising the director for writing down such a concept which mesmerized them. They seemed to be more confident about the film and its treatment.


The young producer Abhirup told the media that he is very excited and is proud to venture into film making with a film like Gyandas Feriwala. He further added that he wants to make more meaningful movies.  Abhirup revealed to WBRi that he wanted to be an actor but did not get much further with that ambition.

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The movie is expected to release in January 2014. The film will be shot extensively in Kolkata, Bolpur and Kalimpong.




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