Filmmaker Anjan Dutt is ready to make a film trilogy on Bengali litterateur Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s masterpiece novel Srikanto.
Taking pictures for the primary film of the sequence is slated to start January subsequent 12 months, Dutt revealed.
The primary film might be set within the backdrop of the Naxalite interval within the 1970s and narrate the journey of protagonist Srikanto’s adventurous buddy Indranath, he stated.
Srikanto was a four-part novel written by Chattopadhyay between 1917 and 1933.
“Srikanto is a political novel which may be set within the 70s Naxalite interval. The novel is timeless because it has touched upon sure points which might be related even immediately,” he stated.
Whereas two Bengali motion pictures based mostly on the novel had hit the screens —Rajlakshmi o Srikanto (1958) and Iti Srikanto (2004) — one other movie by director Pradipto Bhattacharya on the novel is slated to hit the screens quickly.
“I am intrigued by a character like Indranath, who does not care about untouchability or casteism, eats beef and visits nautch girls,” Dutt stated.
The filmmaker stated he isn’t bothered about getting trolled for touching upon casteism and beef consumption.
Dutt stated it’s time that Bengali movie administrators return to base their movies on literary creations.
“I believe we must go back to the literature. Movies of the yesteryear used to be based on novels but now, the present trend is to dish out manufactured stories to fool the people,” he stated.
Dutt stated personalities like Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay and Rabindranath Tagore are related in modern instances for his or her views.
“Whereas Sarat Chandra was extra attuned to the bottom realities and introduced forth the problems confronted by middle-class, Tagore will at all times stay topical for his philosophy, he stated.
Dutt stated younger actor Suprovat will essay one of many key roles within the movie.