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CHATURANGA (four chapters)

Credits

main cast

Uncle Dhritiman Chaterji
Damini Rituparna Sengupta
Sachish Subrata Dutta
Sribilash Joy Sengupta
Lilananda Kabir Suman

about the cast

Dhritiman Chaterji

Dhritiman Chaterji commenced his film acting career as the protagonist of Satyajit Ray's Pratidwandi (The Adversary). Most of his acting work has been in the parallel or independent cinema in India, with filmmakers such as Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen and Aparna Sen, among others. He has also worked in English with well-known filmmakers like Jane Campion. Some of his well known films are Aguntuk (Satyajit Ray), Aakaler Sandhane (Mrinal Sen), 36 Chowringhee Lane (Aparna Sen), Black (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) and Perfumed Garden (Jagmohan Mundhra). He has received several acting awards in India and has been on the Jury of the Indian National film Awards. Dhritiman pursues a parallel career in communications and documentary filmmaking. He plays the pivotal role of Sachish's uncle Jagmohan in "Chaturanga".

Rituparna Sengupta

Rituparna is an outstanding actress from Kolkata who has made a niche for herself in the wider realm of Indian cinema. She has worked in almost a hundred films, with directors like Swapan Saha, Haranath Chakraborty, Rituparno Ghosh, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Aparna Sen, Sandip Ray and many others. Her versatile performances have earned her accolades in the state as well as nationally, in mainstream cinema as well as art house productions. She won the Indian National Award for Best Actress for her role in Dahan. She has played the lead female role of Damini in Chaturanga. Click here to visit Rituparna's website.

Subrata Dutta

Subrata is a graduate of the National School of Drama, New Delhi, and has trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He received the Best Actor award at the 8th Osian Cinefan Festival 2006 for the Bengali film, Bibar - Calcutta unabashed. He has, so far, played the lead role in more than eight films in four languages. Actives in both theater and movies, Subrata has essayed the lead role of Sachish in Chaturanga.

Joy Sengupta

Joy has been trained in acting under the guidance of noted theatre director Ebrahim Elkazi. He has had over 15 years of experience on stage, winning the National Award for Best Theatre Actor at the Mahindra Excellence Awards 2006. In cinema, he has worked as an actor with leading Indian directors like Govind Nihalani. His films have been shown in several festivals worldwide. Joy plays the lead supporting role of Sribilash in Chaturanga.

Kabir Suman

Kabir Suman is a musician, songwriter, singer and journalist of great eminence. He composed music, wrote songs and did playback singing for four Bengali feature films. He has released fourteen music albums so far, many of them path breaking best sellers. He was awarded BFJA awards for Best Music Director and Best Lyrist for Probhat Roy's Bengali feature film, Shedin Choitromash in 1998. He has also had a number of publications. Kabir's stage acting debut was in Koushik Sen's Shomudrer Mouno. His film acting debut was in Suman Mukhopadhyay's Herbert (2005). He has acted in several other films since. Kabir plays the supporting role of Lilanandaswami in Chaturanga.

main crew

Screenplay & Direction Suman Mukhopadhyay
Cinematography Indranil Mukherjee
Editing Arghakamal Mitra
Music Debojyoti Mishra
Playback singers Shafqat Amanat Ali
Kartick Das Baul
Parama Banerjee
Arijit Choudhury
Production Design Hiran Mitra
Costume Design Suchismita Dasgupta
Sound Design Jojo Chaki and Anirban Sengupta (Dream Digital)
Sound Consultant Sukanta Mazumdar
Subtitles and Consultant Anustup Basu
Production Controller Pritam Choudhury
Executive Producer Mallika Jalan
Producer Avik Saha, Vishal Jhajharia
Production Company Campfire Films

 

about the crew

Avik Saha: Producer

Avik Saha is an acclaimed transaction lawyer and business law advisor with a flair for creative, off-beat and first-time solutions. He is credited with designing of unique transaction structures and legalscapes. He is a multi-faceted personality, a trend setter and out-of-the-box thinker. With a deep rooted connect with the visual and performing arts, he is a passionate champion and supporter of the creative and artistic spirit. As a keen social observer and catalyst of change, he promotes and propagates all artistic forms and search for the root and mooring of the human mind. As a political thinker, activist and agent of change, producing path breaking cinema is one of his chosen methods. He has plans of collaborating with Suman Mukhopadhyay in forthcoming productions.

Mallika Jalan: Executive Producer

Mallika Jalan is a graduate from Cornell University, USA in Communication Arts. She has worked in Public and Commercial Television, both as an Executive Producer as well as a Producer. She also works with Corporate Houses as Producer for their Corporate Videos. Mallika has co-produced a Hindi language feature film Eashwar Mime Company with the NFDC, GOI. Chaturanga is her second film.

Indranil Mukherjee: Cinematographer

Indranil Mukherjee is a graduate of the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune. He started his career as a freelancing DoP for channel V, doing over 40 telefilms with renowned directors. His notable feature films are Bow Barracks Forever, The Bong Connection, Chalo Let's go, BBD, Chowrasta and Chaturanga.

Arghyakamal Mitra: Editor

Arghyakamal Mitra is a graduate of Film & Television Institute of India, Pune. As of now, he has edited 36 feature films that include award-winning films of Rituparno Ghosh, Aparna Sen and Suman Mukhopadhyay. He has won three BFJA awards, one Anandalok award and a few other awards for his work.

Debajyoti Mishra: Music Director

Debajyoti Mishra is an Indian composer with a distinct international edge. His musical sensibility has been fashioned by diverse influences, including western and eastern classical music, and folk and post-modern styles. An alumnus of London's Royal School of Music, Mishra has creatively collaborated with internationally directors like Govind Nihalni, Mrinal Sen, Rituparno Ghosh, Bhavna Talwar, Academy Award winner Florian Gallenberger and more. His melodies in films like Chokher Bali, Raincoat, Dharam, Hazar Chaurasi Ki Maa, Amar Bhuvan and Shadows of Time have featured in international film festivals like Berlin, Cannes, London, Venice, and Munich.

Hiran Mitra: Production Designer

Hiran Mitra is an internationally acclaimed painter and designer. He has had solo exhibitions in different parts of the world, including Paris and London. He has worked in few films as art director and visual consultant and also as a scenographer in a number of theatre and dance productions. Chaturanga is his first film as a production designer.

Suchismita Dasgupta: Costume Designer

Armed with a diploma in brand building communication, Suchismita started her career in McCan Erickson, Kolkata. Art direction and print production were her forte in her formative years at the agency. She is now into textile design and merchandising with her company Nextiles. Suchismita has taken part in a number of national exhibitions and fashion shows. She travelled to Paris , Lyon and Nancy under the Artist in Residence programme of the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs in 2005. Apart from designing clothes, she also designs costumes for films (Parineeta, Bibar, Amra, No problem, BBD, Chaturanga) and T.V. shows.

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