BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: In the galaxy of Interstellar, The Martian, and Apollo: 13, imagine a Bengali film on space. So, director Prosenjit Choudhury knew that he was going in for a battle when he had conceived the story of space — Din Ratrir Golpo — for the Bengali audiences. However, he had the dream to make a space film in Bengali and though Tollywood makes film on limited budget and is lagging behind in technological advancements when it comes to comparison with Hollywood and Bollywood, Prosenjit wanted to take the chance.
The film is narrated by Suzan — a nun — who remembers about two incidents in her life. There’s Arunima who works at NASA and hasn’t called home for a week. Her parents receive a phone call from NASA officials who pay them a visit. They are made to believe that their daughter is on the way to Mars on a secret one-way mission. And then, there’s another story where Suzan takes shelter at Rajat (Rajatava Dutta’s place). His behaviour is strange and he repeatedly talks about death and warns not to enter a particular locked room. Out of curiosity she fearfully ventures to explore the locked room. She is aghast to find human body parts hanging there. While face to face she pleads for her life.
“I know Bengali audiences might think that VFX might not be anything as compared to Hollywood, but I would request the viewers to first watch the film. It’s the first space film in Bengali,” said the director.
While Supriti Choudhury plays the character of Suzan, Pradip Mukherjee is seen as the character of Arunima’s father. Rayati Basu will be seen as Arunima in the film.