CATCHES UP WITH DIRECTOR SHIBOPROSAD MUKHERJEE ON THE PROSENJIT CHATTERJEE AND RITUPARNA SENGUPTA STARRER
Q. Your together. We are grateful that they agreed to work together with us again. When we started off, we didn’t have an occasion to work with them before although we did work with Rituparna in PRAKTAN 2008 had striking similarities to our script. But she’s a lovely person and an understanding writer and we even acquired rights to her story. Q. A. We were inspired a lot by Iftekar Ahsan and Riwtik Ghosh of Calcutta Walks. In fact Prosenjit, whose character conducts heritage walks, spent a lot of time observing them. The idea was to show their passion and how they are keeping the city alive. There have been lovely things about the city that we didn’t know before. I was particularly struck by the pathos of the lost letters that all end up in Central Telegraph building. Not many people know about Kolkata’s Black hole or have heard the poignant strains of St John’s church’s organ.