Bengali film shooting in Darjeeling
Renowned writer Shankarlal Bhattacharya has taken up the director’s hat to shoot for his upcoming film “Parakiya”, part of which is being shot in Darjeeling since the last three days.
Today, the cast of the film shot a song and dance sequence in Chowrasta with avid onlookers that included several Bengali tourists from Kolkata.
The scene was with Tatagatha Mukherjee, the leading man, and heroines Debolina Dutta and Pritha Chowdhury.
Talking about the film which is a triangle love story, Bhattacharya said it was being made under the banner of Open Door Films. The film has been adapted from his popular novel “Parakiya”.
“The story of the film is a love triangle from my novel by the same name. But it also has heavy doses of entertainment which will be appealing to all sections of cine goers,” he said without divulging much.
The director however, did reveal a small bit about the movie in which Darjeeling plays a pivotal role. “All I can say now is that the film story plays out in 24 hours in which the leading characters live 20 years of their past lives. It is very interesting and the movie is coming out well and we hope the audience likes it when it releases,” Bhattacharya said.
The film will have three Rabindra Sangeet numbers and a commercial song. The commercial song sequence is being shot in various locales of Darjeeling.
“I have always admired Shankarlal’s works and it’s a privilege to act in his film. Also, working outdoors is very exciting,” said Debolina.
Tathagata expressed his pleasure in shooting in Darjeeling. “When we go out and shoot it is always nice. To do it in
Darjeeling that has pleasant weather is a wonderful experience. Also shooting here is nostalgic for me,” he said.
The film, with a meagre budget of Rs 50 lakh, is expected to be released in November to coincide with the Kolkata Film Festival to be held that month, the director said. (EOIC)