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Ime hops on board Lala

23 November 2014 6:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Pune and Mumbai-based Ime Motion Pictures will co-produce Indo-Italian project Lala, to be directed by Goutam Ghose.

An adaptation of Italian writer-producer Sergio Scapagnini’s children’s book Story Of Lala, the film will be shot in English, Hindi and Italian.

Producers already on board the project include Scapagnini’s Indrapur Cinematografica, Amedeo Pagani’s Classic Srl and Abhay Gadgil’s Aadi Culturtainment.

Scheduled to start shooting in July 2015, Lala revolves around an 11-year-old boy’s adventures in the big city of Mumbai after he leaves his village to help his poor parents. The film will mark Ime Motion Pictures’ first foray into non-Marathi cinema.

“Ime has been at the forefront of making good commercial Marathi cinema. The experience of an international co-production can be very significant for us, especially with an experienced and acclaimed director like Goutam Ghose,” said Ime founder Suhrud Godbole.

Ghose is a veteran Bengali filmmaker known for films such as [link »

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Why Bengal needs to get over Satyajit Ray

7 July 2014 8:48 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

A portrait of Satyajit Ray by Rishiraj Sahoo | Source: Wikimedia commons

Let’s start to play a game here – What is common between the 9 Bengali films listed below:

1 – Antaheen (2009, dir: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury) advertised that this was the first film after Satyajit Ray’s Aranyer Din Ratri where Aparna Sen and Sharmila Tagore acted together. It went further stating that even the Ray masterpiece didn’t have the two pitted against each other in the same frame as this film did.

2 – Abar Aranye (2003, dir: Goutam Ghose) took three of the four characters of Aranyer Din Ratri to the forest of Dooars on a sequel train at a time when the DVD, CD version of the Ray original was not readily available.

3 – Aborto (2013, dir: Arindam Sil) flaunts that all the characters of the film have the same names as the different major characters in the master’s film oeuvre.

4 – Charulata 2011 (2012, dir: »

- Amitava Nag

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