Belashuru, the final movie of Bangla cinema legend Soumitra Chattopadhyay, may launch on his birthday, January 19, if issues normalise within the wake of the continued pandemic. The movie is directed by the acclaimed duo of Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy. On Friday, talking to IANS, Mukherjee spoke of launch plans of the movie.
“Belashuru is the sequel to Bela Seshe (2015) and additionally it is Soumitra Da’s final movie, which makes it actually near our coronary heart. The movie was able to be launched on the fifth of June this yr, however the pandemic had different plans and we needed to postpone launch. We’re ready for issues to normalise and as soon as 100 per cent viewers is allowed within the theatres, we are going to launch the movie. Now we’re planning to launch the movie on January 19, 2021, on Soumitra Da’s birthday. If that does not work out then, we should push the discharge to Might 28, 2021,” stated Mukherjee.
Soumitra Chattopadhyay labored with Mukherjee and Roy in movies like Bela Sheshe, Praktan and Posto in recent times.
Mukerjee stated he deliberate to collaborate on extra initiatives with the actor, a recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the Nationwide Award as Greatest Actor and the Legion of Honour, the best civilian award in France, moreover Padma Bhushan.
“We final met on August 29 this yr, and we deliberate to do a brief movie round 14th December together with a full-length characteristic movie. It was a plan of round two month however, alas, it remained a plan. Since 2013, we now have been working yearly in winter, however this yr we could not,” stated Mukherjee.
Recalling his expertise of directing the late actor, Mukherjee stated: “He was a director’s actor and very skilled. He all the time reached earlier than time. If the decision time was at 9 am, he can be current precisely at quarter to 9 and all the time adhered to the time he dedicated. As a veteran actor he had an eye fixed for particulars. Earlier than any shoot, he all the time used to come back to our workplace within the early hours of morning to take heed to the script. After that, he used to impart his recommendations, if any, on us. He did as he was requested to, barring a couple of instances when he needed to switch some dialogues or strains.”
Soumitra Chattopadhyay was a favorite of grasp filmmaker Satyajit Ray, who memorably solid him as the long-lasting detective Feluda within the first two movies of the collection.
Mukherjee recollects listening to a narrative about Ray from the late actor. “He all the time stored talking about Manik Da (Satyajit Ray) and the time and moments they shared with one another. He shared a whole lot of untold tales, out of all of the one I keep in mind is, in one of many scenes within the film, Sonar Kella, a postal stamp was required. Ray himself drew the stamp from his creativeness. By the point the manufacturing group got here again with the stamp, the shot was already over and later when each the stamps had been matched, they had been utterly alike! Soumitra da additionally spoke about Sakha Prasakha, Abhijan, Aranyer Din Ratri and the recollections hooked up to the movies,” recalled Mukherjee.
Throughout the dialog, the director went down reminiscence lane to recall Soumitra the particular person. “We had been lucky sufficient to have him over at our place a whole lot of instances. He cherished listening to the Esraj and speaking to folks about varied issues, out of which cricket and outdated Bengali motion pictures had been his favorite subjects. He additionally spoke in size about his favorite actors like Uttam Kumar, Rabi Ghosh, Balraj Sahni, Naseeruddin Shah and Irrfan Khan to call a couple of. He additionally had an awesome style for meals, particularly fish,” he stated.
“The sensation of him being no-more haunts me lately. By the fantastic time that we shared collectively and the life-long recollections we curated, we are going to all the time have him amongst us, in our recollections and our coronary heart,” concluded the director.