Biswas Nao Korte Paren (You May Not Believe)

a film by Pradipta Bhattacharyya
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Director: Pradipta Bhattacharyya

Producer: Tara Muzik

Language: Bengali

Year of making: 2006

Story/Synopsis: What is a name? Is it merely a word? A name of a person denotes his/her external identity. It is related to each and every social action and reaction of a person with other persons. The film deals with the plight of the protagonist whose name has changed overnight. The problem aggravates when the changed name connotes religious and cultural differences when Shymal (a Hindu name) or Salim (a Muslim name), the protagonist becomes Salim or Shyamal. The film brings into focus the crisis in his life and the pain of being ostracized and alienated by everyone that matters to him. In such a situation of loneliness, Shyamal identifies with his next-door neighbor who has also been alienated and is fighting his lonely existence.

Cast: Ritwik Chakraborty, Nitya Ganguly

Screenplay writer: Pradipta Bhattacharyya

DoP/Cinematographer: Subhadip De

Editor: Pradipta Bhattacharyya

Sound/Audiographer: Sukanta Majumder

Location Sound: Sukanta Majumder

Music: Edik Odik

Production Controller: Atanu Mondal

Production Company: Tara Muzik

Awards/Nominations:

  • Best Indian short fiction; 5th Kalpanirjhar International Short film festival 2007.
  • Best Indian Short film; Sony Pix Short Film Festival 2008.
  • Best Short Film under 30min; Best Film of the festival and Best Editing; Fulmarx Shorts Fest, Ahmedabad, 2008.
  • Best Short film; Cinecentric Film festival, 2010.

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