West Bengal: Shock to the director who criticized CM Mamata Banerjee, did not get the cinema hall for the screening of the film

File photo: Film director Anik Dutta.

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Film director Anik Dutta could not get time to screen his film Aparajito at the Nandan and Cinema Shatabdi Bhawan theaters of West Bengal government.

Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal Mamata Banerjee The director who criticized ) has suffered a setback. Film director Anik Dutta could not get time to screen his film Aparajito at the Nandan and Cinema Shatabdi Bhawan theaters of West Bengal government. Tell that Aparajito (Aparajito) has been created to pay tribute to Ray on his 101st birth anniversary. It received a lot of praise from critics at the recently concluded Mumbai Film Festival. It was produced by Satyajit Ray during the making of Pather Panchali, which is considered to be a classic film.Satyajit Ray) depicts the journey.

The film’s producer Firdousal Hasan said that the screening committee of Nandan – considered to be the cultural center of Bengal – had assured him that slots would be allotted to the film, but what went wrong, I do not know. Datta, a well-known critic of the Mamata Banerjee-led government, had run into trouble earlier when his anti-establishment satire Bhobisyotar Bhoot was pulled from theaters in February 2019, just days after its release.

Screening of films not allowed in government theaters

He further said that we are hoping that the audience will be able to enjoy watching the undefeated in these government theaters from next week. Calls made in this regard to Nandan’s Chief Executive (CEO) did not elicit any response. A member of the screening committee, on the condition of anonymity, said that I think there are some procedural issues involved. The film may be allotted a screening time in the coming days (at Nandan, Cinema Shatabdi Bhavan). Dutta expressed hope that all procedural issues will be resolved soon.

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Several prominent personalities, including actor Soumitra Chatterjee, then opposed the attempt to curtail the freedom of artistic expression. Talking to PTI, Hassan said that he (Nandan Screening Committee) liked the film and told me and director Anik Da about it. I’m not sure what happened after that. We are hoping that audiences who love content rich Bengali cinema. From next week, you will be able to watch the film in these government theaters. Repeated calls to Nandan’s CEO Mitro Chatterjee regarding the issue did not elicit any response. Ticket price in Nandan starts from Rs.30.