B.A.G Films and Media Ltd is all set to showcase their first Bengali Film AMI YASIN ARR AMAR MADHUBALA (THE VOYEUR) in Toronto, London and Athens Film Festival during September/October. Produced by Anurradha Prasad this is the 5th film of renowned director Buddhadeb Dasgupta to be programmed in Toronto International film festival (TIFF). UTTARA (THE WRESTLERS, 2000) MONDO MEYER UPAKHYAN (TALE OF A NAUGHTY GIRL,2002),SWAPNER DIN(CHASED BY DREAMS,2004),KAALPURUSH (MEMORIES IN THE MIST,2005) are some of his earlier works screened/programmed at the festival and all of them has been honored by their inclusion in ,The Masters of World Cinema? section. Apart from TIFF the film has also been selected for Athens and 51st London Film festival.
Scripted and Directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta AMI YASIN ARR AMAR MADHUBALA (THE VOYEUR), stars Prosenjit Chatterjee, Sameera Reddy and Amitav Bhattacharya. Mostly shot in urban India the film tries to explore how simple acts of passion can change one's destiny in a politically charged up atmosphere.
AMI YASIN ARR AMAR MADHUBALA (THE VOYEUR) is the latest of the Master's strokes. A stark, haunting yet seemingly light-hearted film by Buddhadeb Dasgupta, the filmmaker, whose trademarks are the pervasive humanism, visual poetry, with an economy of expression. In all his films, the pulse of critical humanism animates the cinematic discourse. National and international accolades have regularly come his way, and his films are prized commodities at festivals globally. UTTARA (2000), bagged the Best Director Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Last year, he made a major global distribution breakthrough with MONDO MEYER UPAKHYAN (2002)'.
Speaking about the film Anurradha Prasad, M.D, B.A.G Films and Media Ltd said, 'It is of a great pleasure and honor for me and BAG Films and Media limited to be part of the TIFF, Athens and 51st London Film Festival. I always believed and was convinced about the subject of the film. We, as a company (Producer of the film) and the team have given their best. I am sure the audience at International as well as National arena would like and appreciate the film. Trust me, we have much more to offer in coming years and with best wishes of the people we believe we would continue to do even better.'
According to Mr Buddhadeb Dasgupta, 'Our world has become obsessed with security, and ordinary human values such as love and kindness have been mechanized and are reinterpreted as dangers by the masters of our advanced technology. But do the web-cams and CCTV that are constant witnesses to our lives make us any less vulnerable to terrorists than we are to ourselves? Are police and security forces really our protectors? These are the central issues of this seemingly light-hearted film.'