B-Town celebs Rajkumar Rao, Patrlekha, Navdeep Singh, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Meiyang Chang, Anshuman Jha and -Honey Trehan attended the premiere of Pratim D Gupta’s next, a Bengali thriller Shaheb Bibi Golaam which is slated for a Pan-India theatrical release on August 26.
The director and lead actress Swastika Mukherjee (of Byomkesh Bakshy fame) flew down from Kolkata to attend the screening held at suburban multiplex on August 22.
Drishyam Films producer Manish Mundra and the CEO, Drishyam Films Shiladitya Bora was also present at the screening.
Drishyam Films, which ventured into distribution with Pawan Kumar’s cult Kannada film, U-Turn followed by Gurvinder Singh’s National Award Winning Punjabi feature Chauthi Koot, will be releasing Shaheb Bibi Golaam.
The Bengali-language film Shaheb Bibi Golaam will release outside West Bengal on the same day (August 26) with English subtitles.
The edge-of-the-seat riveting thriller stars Anjan Dutt, Swastika Mukherjee (of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy fame), and Ritwick Chakraborty in the lead roles.
Produced by Friends Communication, the chart-busting music of the film is composed by Anupam Roy (of Piku fame).
When asked about the thought process behind the film, writer-director Pratim D. Gupta says, “Shaheb Bibi Golaam revolves around a contract killer, a housewife and a taxi driver whose lives change in one mad moment. Despite it being a pacy thriller, it’s got strong social undercurrents addressing Indian women’s sexual independence. The language might officially be Bengali but it is an extremely visual and visceral experience which should appeal to a pan-India audience.”
Producer Firdausal Hasan of Friends Communication is extremely delighted to release the film on the same date outside Bengal. “We believe that we have made a film which can reach out to audiences everywhere and with Drishyam Films coming on board, we hope to have a strong pan-Indian release,” he says.
Shiladitya Bora, the CEO of Drishyam Films, is upbeat about the film’s theatrical prospects as well. “We are very excited to bring Shaheb Bibi Golaam to audiences across India, as it is a bold and original thriller that can find its place of pride alongside any Bollywood blockbuster film.”
Watch Shaheb Bibi Golaam Trailer Here
Jimmy, a middle-aged Anglo-Indian man, is trying to do good by breaking bad. Jaya, a middle-class Bengali housewife, goes into forbidden territory to challenge the life she has been hurled into. Javed is a taxi driver who gets into a relationship he doesn’t fully understand. The life choices these drifters make bring them together. Three very different people from three very different worlds collide one winter afternoon in Kolkata.
About the director :
Pratim D. Gupta has been a journalist-critic with The Telegraph newspaper for over a decade. His first script Vanish was selected for the first NFDC Screenwriters’ Lab that took place at the Locarno Film Festival in 2009. His 2012 feature film debut as writer-director, Paanch Adhyay (Afterglow), was selected as the Centrepiece Premiere at New York’s South Asian International Film Festival and picked as the New Voice in Indian Cinema at MAMI. In 2013, His screenplay INK was selected for the Sundance Lab.
About the producer :
Friends Communication comprises of a group of professionals in search of excellence in respective fields. The common passion is cinema, to connect with the audience by spinning yarns that stretch the horizons of the medium. The group is in the field for more than a decade now and apart from focusing on their home productions, they have leveraged their expertise and connections to: distribute films, organise international and national events, act as event managers for industry events as well as corporate ones.
Saajan Verma “Sanjay” is a Founder of FilmySansaar.com. He has worked for many producers and directors in Indian Film Industry. He is a good Hindi writer and his interest towards film industry has leaded to startFilmySansaar.com. Sanjay is a cool guy from small town landed at Mumbai and working in various fields in Bollywood. He has good knowledge in all the sections on film making, graphic designing and media production.
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