Bengali cinema has had a wonderful tradition of comedy films but somehow the genre has languished in the last few years. Birsa Dasgupta attempts to right the anomaly with his forthcoming laugh riot, Bibaho Obhijaan. The film’s cast and crew spoke to Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri.
Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.’
~ Gilbert Chesterton, philosopher, art critic, writer
This sentiment expressed by author, critic and philosopher GK Chesterton could well sum up the essence of SVF’s latest production, Bibaho Obhijaan, scripted by Rudranil Ghosh and directed by Birsa Dasgupta. For Birsa, it marks a definite change of pace after the critically acclaimed slice-of-life drama Crisscross.
“Rudranil came up with the story,” says Birsa. “And then Moni-da (Mahendra Soni of SVF) decided that we should attempt something original. No remakes, no action. Just pure unadulterated laughter.”
Rudranil Ghosh, who made waves acting in and co-writing the recent Vinci Da, says, “For me the idea was to break down the distinction between the urban and rural audiences – I feel that film-makers have bought into this difference, whereas the truth is, everyone wants to laugh, people get married in both villages and cities, husbands and wives fight irrespective of class and status. So, this is an attempt to reach out to an audience that goes beyond such forced distinctions.”…Click here to read the full storySource : bit.ly/2ZQZ18y