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Prasenjit Chatterjee announces six new 'content-driven' films

Chatterjee's Nideas Creations and Productions Pvt. Ltd., has been receiving critical acclaim for churning out films like Dristhikone (2018) and Mayurakshi (2017). 

Roushni Sarkar

Actor turned producer Prasenjit Chatterjee announced six new projects to be produced under his banner Nideas Creations and Productions Pvt. Ltd.

Two of the films Soumik Sen’s Mahalaya and Abhishek Saha’s Uranchandi have already been shot and are ready to be released.

Mahalaya is based on the controversy surrounding Bengal's 'Mahisasuramardini' programme aired on radio, to mark the advent of Devi Paksha during the Durga puja festival. Uranchandi, a road film, will tell the tale of three women from three different generations.

“I am trying to create a platform for young creative minds. I can understand what kind of dejections and obstacles they have to go through. My banner is especially dedicated to them. I am looking for new contents as well. These days the content of a film is its hero, not I or any other star,” Chatterjee said.

The producer explained that his aim is to make content-driven films and not commercial cinema."My creative team will soon take decisions regarding all the films. For years, my entire focus has been on Bengali films. I don’t want to make mere commercial films or brow-raising intellectual films. Our aim is to make content driven films,” he added.

The third film is Soumik Sen’s supernatural romantic-comedy, Kolkata Company, which will be based on the underground world of Kolkata. While Jisshu Sengupta has been roped in to play the protagonist in the film, Chatterjee himself will essay the role of the antagonist.

Next in line is Das Da, a supernatural comedy, based on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's iconic character of Devdas. The film will be directed by noted columnist Chandril Bhattacharya. Again, Sengupta and Chatterjee will play important roles in the film.

The producer refrained from disclosing much about the other films, Abar Asitechhe and another untitled film.