Bengali cinema has the rare distinction of giving us some of the finest directors. Be it Bimal Roy and Guru Dutt during the B&W era or Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen and Gautam Ghosh etc. at a later phase, these are some of the names that will always glitter in the annals of Indian cinema.
Amongst the new ones, the brightest prospect is undoubtedly, Rituparno Ghosh. The director has a special connection with the Hindi film audience through the Bachchan family. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with RAINCOAT & CHOKHER BALI and Abhishek Bachchan in ANTARMAHAL have given some of their finest performances under Ghosh's baton.
However, the best is yet to come, rather about to come on September 12. The date will see megastar, Amitabh Bachchan weaving his magic in Rituparno's directorial venture, THE LAST LEAR. The first promos of the Planman Motion Pictures Production are brilliant to say the least. One can see Amitabh playing an actor and he is simply mesmerizing amongst the visuals of the Doon valley.
It looks like Bachchan is continuing from where he left off in his National award winning film, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's BLACK. Not only that, Arjun Rampal and Preity Zinta too look a part of the proceedings, contrary to their glamorous images.