Arindam Sil announces his second film Ebar Shabor, shooting to commence soon
hat Bengalis are absolutely fascinated with sleuths is an open secret, but what if that sleuth is not just a "Private Investigator" or just a Satyanweshi - one in search of the truth? What if we are to tell you that a true sleuth is one who is an employee of the City's Police Department and is not a perfect man?!
Arindam Sil's second directorial venture is titled "Ebar Shabor" and is based on the novel - Wrin by Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay which is one of the four to five stories the celebrated author has written on the detective character - "Shabor Dasgupta".
"Shabor is someone who is a character of flesh and blood. He is not perfect, if anything he has his own bagge to deal with; quite like any one of us. I have seen and known personnels from the Detective Department at Lalbazaar and the amount of work Kolkata Police puts in each day is just mind boggling. This film is also my personal dedication to the Kolkata Police." said Arindam Sil as he introduced the star cast of the film viz. Saswata Chatterjee as Shabor Dasgupta, Abir Chatterjee as Mithu Mitra, Swastika Mukherjee as Mitali, Payal Sarkar as Jayita, Gargi Roy Chowdhury as Julekha and Subhrajit as Nanda, Shabor's assistant . Deepankar Dey plays the role of Mitali's father, and the film also stars Rahul Banerjee and Ritwick Chakrabarty in pivotal roles.
"Debaleena Dutta plays an important character in my film while Kaushik Ganguly makes a guest appearance. I could not afford not to have Kaushik around after what he did for me in Aborto. Bickram Ghosh is the music director of the film, and it's not because he is my childhood friend but it's because I beleive he is truly the best man for this job!" added Sil, at the party on his fiftieth birthday. We also spotted the likes of Sundeep Bhutoria, Arijit Dutta, J.K. Ray and Gautam Mohan Chakrabarty at the party!
Interestingly Abir Chatterjee has done two different, iconic detective characters thus far but in this film he isn't a sleuth for a change! "Abir plays a karate instructor and a romantic hero in this film; while Apu (Saswata) plays the protagonist. I think it's about time Apu was given a chance of playing the detective because he has it in him to make this character truly iconic." added the director.
The script for the film has been co-written by Arindam Sil and Padmanava Dasgupta while the film is being produced by Reliance Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and Mundus Services Pvt. Ltd. The film is all set to be shot extensively in Kolkata on a 30 odd day schedule after which a smaller crew will be off to Pondicherry to wrap the film.
Here's wishing the film good luck!
Pictures by: Dipanjan Ghosh