'Ek Je Chhilo Raja', 2 other Bengali films selected for IFFI
Kolkata, Oct 9 (PTI) Three Bengali feature films
including national award winner 'Ek Je Chhilo Raja' were
selected in the Indian Panorama section of the International
Film Festival of India (IFFI), the organisers have announced.
In the non-feature film category, 'Bouma' by Debatma
Mondal has also made the cut to the IFFI to be held in Goa
'Jyesthoputro' by Kaushik Ganguly, 'Ek Je Chhilo Raja'
by Srijit Mukherji and 'Nirban' by Goutam Halder have been
selected in the Indian Panorama.
Starring Jisshu Sengupta in the lead role, 'Ek Je
Chhilo Raja' won the National Award for the best Bengali film
in August. The film was based on the sensational court case of
Bhawal prince in erstwhile East Bengal around a century ago.
'Jyesthoputro' (The elder son) narrates the complex
relationship of two brothers, while 'Nirban' (The salvation)
is about the quest for happiness.
The makers of the film expressed joy after getting the
"My journey with Indian Panorama (section of IFFI) had
begun with 'Arekti Premer Galpo'. Now on the 10th year
'Jyesthoputro' is like a defining moment," Ganguly who has won
several national awards in the past said in a tweet.
Prosenjit Chatterjee, the Bengali megastar who essayed
a pivotal role in 'Jyesthoputro', said the film is the 10th
consecutive Indian Panorama selection for Ganguly.
Another award winning director Srijit Mukherji said,
"I am happy with the news. Ek Je Chhilo Raja will always
remain an important film in my career. I feel deeply attached
to the film where Jisshu (Sengupta) delivered a stellar
Ganguly and Mukherji both conveyed their best wishes
for the other two films and said it is a proud moment for
Bengali cinema. PTI SUS