RBN Web Desk: Actor-director Parambrata Chatterjee is ready with his fourth directorial, Shonar Pahar, which marks the comeback of veteran actress Tanuja to Bengali films after several decades. She plays Uma, a woman in her seventies, who lives alone in a rundown house in Kolkata.
The Shonar Pahar official teaser was released earlier today.
Actor Jisshu Sengupta plays Uma’s son Soumya in the film. The mother-son relationship is currently strained because of several reasons. Soumya’s childhood friend Rajdeep (Parambrata), along with a seven-year old boy Bittu visits Uma, and the septuagenarian develops a special bond with the child. The narrative of the film explores the friendship between the two.
Arunima Ghosh plays Jisshu’s wife in the film. That aside, the cast includes Gargi Roy Choudhury, and Arindam Halder aka Lama. Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee plays an important role in Shonar Pahar.
Parambrata recently told the media, Shonar Pahar is loosely based on his once-strained relationship with his mother, film critic and columnist Sunetra Ghatak. It was more important for him to direct the film, than play Soumya’s role since that would have been too personal, he added.
Besides Kolkata, the film has been extensively shot in the hills of North Bengal and Sikkim.
Music for the film has been composed by Neel Dutt.
Shonar Pahar releases later this year.