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Chaalchitra Ekhon: 'I needed a film to celebrate my bonding with Mrinal Sen,' says Anjan Dutt at trailer launch
Image by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Chaalchitra Ekhon: 'I needed a film to celebrate my bonding with Mrinal Sen,' says Anjan Dutt at trailer launch

| @indiablooms | 03 May 2024, 12:54 am

Kolkata/IBNS: More than a week after the poster release, popular OTT platform Hoichoi on Thursday dropped the trailer of filmmaker-actor Anjan Dutt's Chaalchitra Ekhon, a cinematic tribute to maestro Mrinal Sen.

Taking a nostalgic journey back to the 1980s, the film explores the making of Mrinal Sen's masterpiece, Chalchitra.

The trailer release marks a return to the enchanting chaos of Kolkata, celebrating the unique bond between mentor and disciple portrayed by Kunal and Ranjan.

Image by Avishek Mitra/IBNSImage by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Stepping into the shoes of Mrinal Sen, Dutt delivers a captivating performance, while Sawon Chakraborty breathes life into the character of young Anjan Dutt, playing Ranjan Dutt. Bidipta Chakraborty adds depth to the narrative as the director's wife.

Speaking at the trailer launch event, Dutt says, "Everybody calls his film 'special'. But Chaalchitra Ekhon is indeed special to me because it's about someone, who is the reason behind my attempt to become a filmmaker. I would not have come to the cinema if there was no one called Mrinal Sen. Probably I would have done theatre."

"I have been associated with Sen for a long time spanning across four decades. It has been a long term bonding with Mrinal Sen. I never spoke of it. But I needed to make this film to celebrate my bonding with Mrinal Sen. I am grateful that I could release it on his 100th birth anniversary" he added.

Image by Avishek Mitra/IBNSImage by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Chaalchitra Ekhon garnered critical acclaim, including the Special Jury Award for Innovation in Moving Images at the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) and the Best Actor Award for Anjan Dutt at the Dhaka International Film Festival

The film will hit the theatres and digitally release on May 10.

It is set to release in select theatres such as Nandan and Radha Studio. Digitally, it will stream on hoichoi.tv.

(Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

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