By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Friday, September 01, 2006
She's almost a pro at doing films in her mother-tongue...or shall we say, grand-mother's tongue. The legendary Suchitra Sen's grand-daughter Raima has already done a cluster of Bengali films including Rituparno Ghosh's Chokher Bali.
But Rahul Bose is a newcomer to his native territory. After working with Buddhadeb Dasgupta in the highly-acclaimed Kaalpurush, Rahul is back on Bong town in Anuranon (resonance). Rahul is quite happy with the set-up. "It's a small film. It's got Raima Sen, Rituparno Sengupta and Rajit Kapur."
Considering he isn't fluent in his mother tongue is Rahul happy doing another Bengali film? "The Bengali here is more literate and urban than in Buddahdeb Dasgputa's Kaalpurushwhere the Bengali was more of lower middleclass."
Chuckles Rahul, "The director's name is Tony Raichowdhary . Though his real name is Anniruddha, he's known as Tony. I find this Bengali penchant for nicknames quite unfathomable."
Raima seems quite taken up with her co-star. "Rahul is a fabulous actor. He's very helpful . He provided me with many interesting insights into the subject." Anuranon isn't the only Bengali film that Raima has coming up for release. "I've just completed Rituparno Ghosh's Khela."
Rahul's other leading lady in Anuranon is Rajpal Yadav's pretty bride from Main Meri Patni Aur Woh. Says Rituparna Sengupta, "I'm quite a well-known name in Bengali cinema. I've done about fifty films already. Rahul is a talented and sensitive actor. It's nice working with him. Anuranon is a touching subject about a relationship between a husband and a wife. I'm doing seven other Bengali films."
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