Belashuru, Bangla cinema legend Soumitra Chattopadhyay’s final film, could be released on his birthday, Jan. 19, as issues normalize in the wake of the ongoing pandemic.
The film is directed by acclaimed duo Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy. On Friday, Mukherjee spoke to IANS about the film’s launch plans.
“Belashuru is the sequel to Bela Seshe (2015) and it is usually Soumitra Da’s final film, which makes it actually near our hearts. The film was set for launch on June 5 of this 12 months, however the pandemic had different plans and we needed to postpone its launch. We are ready for issues to normalize and as quickly as a 100% viewers is allowed into theaters, we are going to launch the film. Now we plan to launch the film on January 19, 2021, on Soumitra Da’s birthday. If that does not work, we’ll need to postpone the launch to May 28, 2021, “mentioned Mukherjee.
Soumitra Chattopadhyay has labored with Mukherjee and Roy in movies corresponding to Bela Sheshe, Praktan and Posto lately.
Mukerjee mentioned he deliberate to collaborate on extra tasks with the actor, a recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the National Award for Best Actor, and the Legion of Honor, the highest civilian award in France, alongside Padma Bhushan.
“We final met on August 29 this 12 months, and we deliberate to make a brief film round December 14, together with a full-length characteristic. It was a plan of about two months, however sadly it remained a plan. We have been working in winter yearly since 2013, however not this 12 months, “mentioned Mukherjee.
Recalling his expertise directing the late actor, Mukherjee mentioned, “He was a director and intensely skilled. He at all times reached on time. If the name time was at 9am, he would be there precisely at 1 / 4 to 9 and at all times preserve the time he had set. As a seasoned actor, he had an eye fixed for element. Before every shoot, he at all times got here to our workplace early in the morning to take heed to the script. Then he communicated any ideas to us. He did as he was requested, a number of instances besides when he wished to vary some dialogs or traces. “
Soumitra Chattopadhyay was a favourite of grasp filmmaker Satyajit Ray, who memorably solid him as the iconic detective Feluda in the first two movies of the sequence.
Mukherjee remembers listening to a narrative about Ray from the deceased actor. “He at all times saved speaking about Manik Da (Satyajit Ray) and the time and moments they shared. He shared many untold tales, all I bear in mind is that certainly one of the scenes in the film, Sonar Kella, required a stamp. Ray himself took the mark from his creativeness. By the time the manufacturing group returned with the stamp, the shot was already over and later, when each stamps had been matched, they seemed fully alike! Soumitra da additionally spoke about Sakha Prasakha, Abhijan, Aranyer Din Ratri and the recollections of the movies, “Mukherjee recollects.
During the dialog, the director entered the reminiscence to remind Soumitra the particular person. “We had been lucky to have him at our home typically. He preferred to take heed to the Esraj and discuss to folks about various things, of which cricket and outdated Bengali films had been his favourite topics. He additionally spoke at size about his favourite actors corresponding to Uttam Kumar, Rabi Ghosh, Balraj Sahni, Naseeruddin Shah and Irrfan Khan to call a number of. He additionally had nice style for meals, particularly fish, “he mentioned.
‘The feeling that he is gone haunts me lately. Because of the fantastic time we shared collectively and the lifelong recollections we’ve put collectively, we are going to at all times have it amongst us, in our recollections and in our hearts, “the director concludes.