Srijit Mukherji set to bring first Bengali film in 3D with next Kakababu

  • Anindita Acharya, Kolkata
  • Updated: Jul 12, 2016 19:34 IST
Prosenjit Chatterjee played Kakababu in Mishawr Rawhoshyo. (Shree Venkatesh Films)

It’s official. Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji’s next film in the Kakababu franchise will be made in 3D, thus making it the first film in Bengali cinema to adapt the latest technology.

“Yes, the film will be made in 3D. There’s a lot of pre-production work that needs to be done,” says the director of Jaatiswar and Chatushkone.

Mukherji, who directed the first Kakababu film, Mishawr Rawhoshyo in 2013, had been toying with the idea of making a 3D film for some time. The next Kakababu film will be an adaptation of celebrated Bengali author Sunil Gangopadhyay’s Paharchuray Aatonko. Mishawr Rawhosyo, starring Prosenjit Chatterjee as Kakababu, a fictional character created by Gangopadhyay, went onto become one of the biggest hits of 2013.

Read: Bengali cinema is more content-driven, says actor Prosenjit Chatterjee

Mukherji sounds confident. At present, Mukherji is busy shooting for his debut Hindi film, which stars Vidya Balan, but that doesn’t stop him for working on his future projects. In between taking shots and briefing actors, the Autograph director is also speaking to 3D specialists and doing research on 3D technology. “I don’t believe in sitting on what I have already achieved. I can keep doing films on Kakababu because a hit franchise gives you security. But that’s not my motto as a filmmaker. I want to try different kind of subjects. Even if I am doing a franchise, I should be able to give something new. That’s when I thought of coming up with a 3D film. I need to constantly push myself as a director,” says Mukherji.

Watch Prosenjit in Mishawr Rawhoshyo (2013)

The director, who had already done recce for the film in the Swiss Alps a year ago, informs that he will start shooting for the film in May 2017. Adding that he will start working on his second Hindi film after he wraps up shooting with Vidya Balan for the period drama.

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