Yet another youth-centric film to hit Bengali screens
Kolkata: With youth-centric urban films becoming the flavour of new age Bengali cinema, director-duo Sudeshna Roy and Abhijit Guha has come out with a new film which seeks to explore issues affecting today`s young people.
In the film `Bapi Bari Ja`, Bapi is a confused youngster who is not very confident about himself and is desparate to have a girl friend like other boys do, Abhijit said.
He said the film would contain a liberal sprinkling of typical expressions the youngsters use - even cuss words.
"The title `Bapi Bari Ja` has itself been inspired by words used by friends during their interactions," Guha said.
The film, produced by Prosenjit`s `Ideas`, would be releasing two months after another critically acclaimed hit youth film `Teen Yaari Katha` of the same director-duo was released.
Asked if youth-centric new age cinema is the toast of the season, Sudeshna said, "One should not categorise such films between entertainer, middle-of-road or arthouse and rather see how all the present-day films keep celebrating the very essence and power of youth."
The duo had earlier made popular films like "Cross Connection" and "Teen Yaari Katha".
"We feel young at heart and so it is but natural (that) youth bonding, frustration and desperation had been the focus of our films," Abhijit said.
Asked about their upcoming projects, the directors said they would deal with a new subject this time, a film which will dwell on extra-marital relations post the age of 30 and a period piece where the 1930s-40s scene of a small mufassil town will be captured.
"The period piece, where we are planning to cast Prosenjit in a pivotal role of a commoner, will draw references from the works of a writer whose works encapsulate that phase and it will be an ambitious project," the duo said, preferring not to add more.