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Bappa completes shooting for Sahorer Upokotha, inspired by Badal Sakar's play Baki Itihaas

According to the first-time director, though written in 1965, the play is still relevant.

Roushni Sarkar

First-time director Bappa has completed shooting for his upcoming film Sahorer Upokotha, which inspired by Badal Sarkar’s play Baki Itihaas.

Featuring an ensemble cast comprising Joy Sengupta, Bidipta Chakraborty, Basabdatta Chatterjee, Anindya Banerjee and Rahul Banerjee, the film has been written by National Award-winning Bangladeshi screenwriter Asraf Shishir.

According to the director, though written in 1965, the play is still relevant. “We are so consumed in our daily mundane life and selfish interests that we are hardly bothered about the incidents that are pushing our society towards its downfall,” said Bappa.

In an attempt to awaken the conscience of the masses, Bappa wants to them face reality. “From the account of the killing the children of Nishad in Mahabharata to the mass massacre of the children in Siriya, all are part of the present reality (sic),” he said.

The director is grateful to have a handful of prominent artistes on board. In the film, Subhasish Mukherjee, Rajat Ganguly, Lama Halder and Pradip Bhattacharya will play major roles. “Needless to say, this is a different kind of project. Right now, we are working on the post-production of the film. Initially, we would send the film to various film festivals and eventually, we would think about its commercial release," stated the director.

Sahorer Upokotha is being produced by Shree Krishna International Films and Rakshit's & Sons Production.