Bengali film producers to sue cinema hall

Kolkata: The producers of the Bengali film `3 Kanya` (Three Women) have decided to sue Star Theatre, for cancelling the screening of the film under controversial circumstances.

"We will go to court to seek compensation for the loss of business and breach of agreement and also seek an injunction against screening of other films for this week as the slot was given to us," the film`s director and producer Agnidev Chatterjee told reporters.

The Star theatre, owned by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, has been leased out to Artage, a private company.

Ranjan Ganguly, the manager of Artage, claimed that some technical problems prevented the film from being screened.

Despite agreeing to show the film and even putting up posters, Star, a prominent north Kolkata theatre, decided not to screen it last Friday at the eleventh hour.

Chatterjee said that the controversy arose because some people thought that the film was was based on the Park Street rape case and showed the government in a bad light.

"I will rather describe the film as a thriller which has many issues confronting a woman and not necessarily one which confines itself to one single subject," Chatterjee said.

Starring actors Rituparna Sengupta and Ananya Chatterjee with a guest appearance by West Bengal Education minister and thespian Bratya Basu, `3 Kanya` is the story of a woman raped by three men finding justice only after her case is highlighted by a television news channel.


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