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Konkona Sensharma, Tillotama Shome join artistes from Bengal to recite poem Kagoj Amra Dakhabo Na


The artistes came together to raise their voices against the National Registration of Citizenship (NRC), National Population Register (NPR) and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Roushni Sarkar

In an initiative taken by independent filmmaker Ronny Sen, artistes from Bengal came together to raise their voices against the National Registration of Citizenship (NRC), National Population Register (NPR) and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), and recited ‘Kagoj Amra Dakhabo Na’, the Bengali version of the poem, ‘Hum Kagaz Nahi Dikhaenge’, originally written by writer-lyricist Varun Grover.

Popular artistes from the Bengali film fraternity, including Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Konkona Sensharma, Swastika Mukherjee and Tilottama Shome recited lines from the poem in a video, presented by Azad Music Factory. Independent filmmakers Debalina Majumder, Madhuja Mukherjee along with Dalit writer Manoranjan Byapari, child rights activist Nandana Sen, vocalist Rupam Islam, actress Chitrangada Shatarupa and theatre and film director Suman Mukhopadhyay can be seen reciting lines from the poem translated by lyricist Ritam Sen.

Shooting the film in various cities, was a collective effort and it was mixed and edited in Kolkata. Bikramjit Bose shot Sensharma, Shome and Mukhopadhyay in Mumbai. The shootings in Mumbai were coordinated by Tanaji Dasgupta. Dipanjan Sarkar shot Nandana in Shantiniketan, while Swastik Pal and Bitaan Basu shot the rest of the artistes in Kolkata.

“It was ideated by several people, including Karuna Ezara Parikh. Sabyasachi Pal did the sound. Aneesh Basu mixed and Nikon Basu edited the video," Sen confirmed.

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