Friday, October 17, 2014

Bengali film “Teenkahon” has its Indian Premiere at Mumbai Film Festival and not Kolkata

Bengali feature film Teenkahon (Three Obsessions) that won the Best Screenplay award and Special Mention of the Jury for Cinematography at the Bridge Film Fest at Mitrovica, Kosovo had its Indian Premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival yesterday and not at the Kolkata Film Festival that will be happening next month.  Teenkahon that marks the directorial debut of advertising filmmaker Bauddhayan Mukherji and is independently produced by his Mumbai-based production company, Little Lamb films was featured in “New Faces in Indian cinema” section.

Teenkahon that features Dhritiman Chaterji, Rituparna Sengupta, Ashish Vidyarthi, Joy Sengupta, Kharaj Mukherjee and Sabyasachi Chakraborty, among others, is spread over a hundred years. The three stories are structured in the manner of the classical Three Act Play with each story exploring one facet of an obsessive relationship outside the purview of marriage. Each story is a vignette of the period it is set in and looks at the populist trends of the time which has been restored in terms of props, costumes, make up and hair etc. and these films have been digitally manipulated to imitate color processes that were available in India during the periods in which each film is set.

Teenkahon is set for a theatrical release in 2015.

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