Chittagong, the film directed by Bedabrato Pain, is set in the 1930"s Chittagong riots and has some very proficient actors on its helm which has made the film a great watch. The director, better known as Bedo is all set to take it to the international arena with big international festivals like Cannes, Venice,Toronto, Berlin already in his wish list to screen his film in the coming year.
The movie which has been held up due to two major setbacks in the past like one being the director"s son"s untimely accidental death and another being other major block busters based on the same theme released, made him postpone his project a great deal. The movie is already garnering a lot of interest from top film makers like Vishal Bhardwaj and Anurag Kashyap, which means it will receive great publicity and openings too.
Reports suggest that Manoj Bajpayee has a pivotal role in the film and has done a great job. Shonali Bose, the director of Amu has co- produced the film. The two protagonists played by Manoj Bajpayee and Barry John have a very competent child debutant actor Vijay Varma, who has played the role of Jhunku Roy extremely convincingly.
The other great names attached to the credits of the film are Resul Pookutty for sound of the Oscar winner Slumdog millionaire fame who also won an Oscar for his background score in the movie, Shankar Ehsaan Loy the great trio for music and Prasoon Joshi of 3 Idiots fame for lyrics.
The story revolves around the boy named Roy who was outcast by his peers and thus began his struggle to find out the truth about his roots. The story also has the boy participating in a whole load of other freedom struggles. It ends with true anecdotes of the nonagenarian who says it as it was during those days of struggle.