BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Till now, directors and producers Shiboprosad Mukhopadhyay and Nandita Roy were known for churning out Bengali family blockbusters. And now, for the first time, they have ventured into the digital domain and who better than Hoichoi to team up with.
Produced by Roy and Mukhopadhyay’s Windows Production, Tarader Shesh Tarpon is a unique offering of remembrance to 12 special stars whose contributions, even post death remains relevant and rekindles the essence of Bengalis across the world.
The eminent list includes Chuni Goswami, PK Banerjee, Rituparno Ghosh, Tapas Pal, Sunil Ganguly, Ajoy Basu, Gopal Bose, Supriya Devi, Krishanu Dey, Mahua Lahiri and Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya and Sushant Singh Rajput across various fields whose contributions have had far reaching effects and continue to inspire, motivate, polarize opinions and at times trigger a debate, even after their death.
And the first six episodes will be aired on Mahalaya on Hoichoi. The connotation of Tarpan is indicative of that very Bengali tradition of offering prayers to our forefathers.
Conceptualised and anchored by Gautam Bhattacharya and directed by Aritra Mukherjee of Bramha Janen Gopon Kommoti fame, this series also includes a star-studded team of celebrities like Sourav Ganguly, Soumitra Chatterjee, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Srijit Mukherji, Kaushik Ganguly, Subhash Bhowmick, Mimi Chakraborty, Budhdhadeb Guha, Saradindu Mukhopadhyay, Kiran More among others.
Mahendra Soni of SVF shared the teaser of the show on Twitter.
— Mahendra Soni (@iammony) August 21, 2020
Tarader Shesh Tarpon will entail untold and unknown stories of the lives of the legends, unseen photos and videos of their life, stories about their lives by living legends, and soulful Rabindra Sangeet in the background by eminent singers. The list of singers who have performed for this show includes Srikanta Acharya, Jayati Chakraborty, Babul Supriyo, Rupankar Bagchi, Raghab Chatterjee, Aditi Gupta, Durnibar, Roopa Ganguly and Iman Chakraborty. Indraadip Dasgupta has composed the music for the show.
“Tarader Shesh Tarpon is a small gesture to show that their contribution is appreciated even after their death. The show will be honoured by special guests who will share their insights on the departed celebrities. On the auspicious occasion of Mahalaya we will pay our Tarpon and we hope the audience appreciates it as well. We couldn’t think of a better platform than Hoichoi to stream our project,” said Shiboprosad.