I will make a film in Bengali when I understand the language well: Shoojit Sircar

Critically acclaimed filmmaker Shoojit Sircar has expressed his desire to direct a film in Bengali, but only after mastering the language well.

A ‘probashi’ (non-resident) Bengali who grew up in Delhi, Sircar said he was not exposed to an environment where he could learn the nuances of his native language.

”I spent most of my childhood in Delhi and was only exposed to ‘Bangaliana’ (Bengaliness) at a later stage in my life. I studied at Kendriya Vidyalaya so I had limited contact with Bengali.

”I became familiar with Bengali during my frequent trips to West Bengal and Kolkata in my youth. Once I’m sure I’ve learned the nuances of Bengali, I’ll make a film in this language,’ ‘Piku’ director told reporters ahead of the screening of his film ‘Sardar Udham’ at the 27th International Film Festival. Kolkata movie.

The ‘Pink’ director, who produced the Bengali movies ‘Aparajito Tumi’ (2012) and ‘Open Tee Bioscope’ (2015), said, ‘I have posters of various films directed by Satyajit Ray in my office. . Sardar Udham,” which was released earlier on OTT (over-the-top) platforms, Sircar said, “I had never done a period film before. We shot in Amritsar and for the London sequences we shot in Moscow and St Petersburg to recreate the era of the 1920s and 1930s. Dwyer following the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in which hundreds of innocent civilians were shot by a military unit led by Colonel Reginald Dyer in the field near the Golden Temple on April 13, 1919, which was Baisakhi or New Year .

”I worked for a long time to make the film a reality. But there is very little literature on Udham Singh, who is our national hero,” he said.

”I would really like people to see Sardar Udham on the big screen. There was a big opening on OTT. I’m glad people in Kolkata can see it at KIFF. Whether Vicky Kaushal’s star hits theaters is up to the producer,’ he added.

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