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Swastik Arthouse first Bengali film:Runanubandha – The He Without Him

Bhubaneswar:5/2/19:Runanubandha – The He Without Him, the latest feature film from the house of Swastik Arthousehas begun its festival journey and has already impressed several critics. The first two films from this Odisha based production house – Capital I and Khyanikaa has already created a global name for itself. These two Odia films made it to several international press and film festivals where earlier we could not reach. Runanubandha this time in Bengali is a film that revolves around the protagonist who comes to the city of Kolkata in search of her father, in search of her creator. Through her exploration, there has been a conscious desire to capture Kolkata the way it looks to the everyday eyes. No attempt has been made to beautify the city, glorify it or deride it. Life is made up of all imperfections coming together and this philosophy is evident through the cinematography of National Award winning filmmaker Amartya Bhattacharyya who is also the director, editor and writer of the film.The film also draws a parallel with the mythological tale of Lord Brahma, the universal father and creator, who was attracted to his own daughter Shatarupa (also known as Saraswati). It unfolds the mystic journey of a daughter in pursuit of her father.

Priyanka Ghosh Roy who plays the lead protagonist – Shatarupa, makes her debut in the big screen with this film. The character of Bhola, who is the male lead has been portrayed by Swastik Choudhury who has produced the film as well in association with Filmstop Entertainment. Urbi Sengupta plays a very interesting character which poses lots of alternate theory that pushes and challenges the boundaries of human understanding. Susant Misra, one of the finest filmmakers from Odisha, plays the supporting role of Mishraji. The film has also been ably supported by Sanjitha, Ahamed Karim and Tushar Ray in key roles.The music has been given by critically acclaimed music director Kisaloy Roy. He has experimented with fusion of several instruments and genres to create some memorable sequences for the film. The legendary playback singer and national award winner – Rupam Islam has lent his voice to the title song of the film.

Recently, Runanubandha had its world premiere at the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival where it was officially selected for the International Competition section. Many film critics and acclaimed filmmakers who watched this film had several great things to appreciate and talk about. Later this month the film will be competing in the Indian Competition section at the 11th Bengaluru Interational Film Festival.

 

 

 

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About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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