Kolkata, Jul 23: Director Suman Mukhopadhyay says his film “Sesher Kobita”, starring Rahul Bose and Konkona Sen Sharma, will finally hit theatres since its premier in Dubai International Film Festival in 2013.
“I had been moving the Ministry of Culture for release but the ministry has no infrastructure to release a film and there’s a lot of red tapism.”I had initially wanted to release the film on Tagore’s birth anniversary but later the date was revised to his death anniversary,” the national-award winning director told PTI after the trailer launch of the film here.”Now after all these, it is a litmus test for me for how it connects with the audience,” Suman, an acclaimed cerebral playwright, said. (ALSO READ: Konkona Sen Sharma plays pivotal role in film on Aarushi murder case )
“Sesher Kabita”, which also starred “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy” actor Swastika Mukherjee, is a part of Tagore commemoration programme of the Centre which came up in 2010.”It will be a departure from my previous genre of films where I had featured the marginalised. Here it’s a different story,” he said pointing out his films from Herbert, Kangal Malsat to Mahanagar@Kolkata all had been in some way or other been gritty tales of the underprivileged unlike the Tagorean lyrical drama.