Soumitra Chatterjee’s short film Boitarani released on his birth anniversary


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    A Bengali short film Boitarani starring legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee has been released on YouTube and OTT platform.

    The film directed by Anindya Dutta was released on Tuesday on digital platforms to commemorate the 86th birth anniversary of Chatterjee.

    The main lead of Boitarani (The River Between) is played by the late thespian. Beside getting released on YouTube at the dedicated IP of a production house (SVF) where people can see the 29-minute film, it is also being streamed at an OTT platform.

    The story revolves around the life of widower Sougata Roy Choudhury (played by Soumitra Chatterjee), an eminent poet who is being honoured by a literary society to have a serene holiday at Kusumpur forest, the director said.

    “For widower Sougata, this is also an escape from the estranged family of his careerist son and as he traverses the journey, a question storms his mind, ‘where does man escape after all?’ He tries to find the answer in all that he could achieve in life. As a mysterious village girl appears before him suddenly, he realises that there is a river that flows in between to separate life from death. None can escape from the suddenness of crossing it at the end,” Dutta told PTI.

    Soumitra Chatterjee passed away last year in November.

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