Last 35mm Celluloid Film to Hit Theatres

RBN Web Desk: Tobuo Basanta, probably the last film to be shot on celluloid, is all set to release on 27 July. The film is directed by Satarupa Sanyal and Debojit Ghosh.

Tobuo Basanta was announced back in 2011 and had since been lying in the cans. Both the production and the release were delayed due to several reasons. The film has Ritabhari Chakraborty, Rahul Banerjee, Abhiraaj, Rajatava Dutta, and Rudranil Ghosh in lead roles.

Speaking to the media recently, Rajatava said, the film was slated to release much earlier. This is the last film to be canned in celluloid, and is thus very nostalgic for everyone associated with it, he said.

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Tobuo Basanta is an anthology film which has two stories. One is a love story, and the other a thriller, where Rajatava plays an encounter specialist police officer. Rudranil plays a negative role in the second story.

Rajatava said, this was in fact his first film with Satarupa, and he will be seen in a very different role from what the audience is used to him play these days. This was the first script written by director Pavel, and the film is about to see the light of the day after overcoming a lot of hurdles, Rajatava said.

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According to Satarupa, Tobuo Basanta is a serious film with a number of light moments thrown in. Several present-day social problems form the background of the narrative. The film highlights the challenges faced by today’s youth, like their identity crises, social struggle, and similar issues. Tobuo Basanta is the last 35mm celluloid film and was shot at many beautiful locations, she said, adding that it was later transferred to the digital format.

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