Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Samaresh's Arjun on His Way to Big Screens

I am very much exciting when I saw the article on T2 that Samaresh Majumdar's young sleuth Arjun is to be into films! After Feluda, Bomkesh Bakshi and Kakababu this is most probably 4th apperance of Bengali seuth in the big screen!

Samaresh Majumder started these tales for the young readers on the request of Nirendranath Chakravarti. If you don't know Arjun is a young guy, in his 20s and lives with his widow mother in North Bengal (Jaipaiguri ?). My first encounter with Arjun was via Pujabarshiki Anandamela. But this characater is unique one by Samaresh Majumdar. Many readers also find the science fiction treatment with the character as well as with the stories. Adventure and Jungles are always present in this storyline as plots are mostly on the North Bengal.

The first film on Arjun will be based upon early stories of Arjun - an adaptation of two Samaresh Majumdar stories — Khunkharapi and Kalimpongey Sitaharan.

Director: Prem Modi

Arjun will be his directorial debut. Modi has worked as the chief assistant director in Aparna Sen’s Iti Mrinalini and Anjan Dutt’s Chalo Let’s Go…


Producers: T. Sarkar Productions
They had earlier produced Sandip Ray’s Feluda films Kailase Kelenkari and Tintorettor Jishu..


Cast:
Om as Arjun
Sabyasachi ‘Feluda’ Chakrabarty as Amol Som -  Arjun’s mentor
Raya as Sita (a NRI girl with Punk background)
Dipankar De as Sita's father
Churni Ganguly as Nilam, Sita’s governess
Biswajit Chakraborty
Manoj Mitra

Arjun rolls on the floors on April 20!
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