'Bhooter Bhabishyat' country-wide success overwhelms director
For filmmaker Anik Dutta, the runaway success of his debut movie "Bhooter Bhabisyat", a comedy which opened at the same time as "Kahaani", is unexpected. He is yet to comprehend what clicked in the movie - the funny dialogues, parodies of well-known songs or funny situations.
The film is not only showing to packed houses all over Bengal for the last over two months, but has also opened in multiplexes in tinsel town Mumbai and other metros. "The fact that legendary film director Mrinal Sen has not only liked it, but has also taken the trouble to tell me about his feelings over the phone is really something to talk about," said an overwhelmed Dutta, a successful ad film-maker, said.
"In retrospect, I find that some of the shots have been taken in haste. The audience has not noticed some of the imperfections in the movie," Dutta candidly said. About the funny dialogues, Dutta agreed to the suggestion that they could have been the influence of growing up in an environment peopled by the likes of Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen and Tapan Sinha and characterised by the group theatre movement of the 70s.
"Apart from me, assistant director Debabrata Roy also equally contributed in writing the sharp dialogues and I have heard many people are going to theatres for the second or third time," he said. PTI