Ganesh Talkies got rave reviews upon release, couple of months ago and will fill the rib tickling section of Darpan 2013.
It’s directed by the multi talented Anjan Dutt – musician, singer-songwriter, director and an actor who won silverware in 1981 at the Venice Film festival.
GT is a laughathon drama based on two families belonging to crazily diverse communities, but ones who make Kolkata, what it is today – Bengalis and Marwaris. An aspect which was also touched upon very recently in Maach Mishti and More.
The film centres on childhood friendship, a probable wedding and above of all the triumph of young love.
Pashupati the patriarch of the Bengali family lives gregariously but still in denial of his waning wealth. Whereas his neighbour, Pravin, has amassed a great deal of wealth over the course of years, yet lives a miserly life.
Differences of opinions, scheming family members, shifting cultural dynamics and a secret love that has blossomed despite all odds form the crux of this film.
The two families eventually unite and it seems that a wedding is in store after all!
“Ganesh talkies is wonderful, heart warming” – Times of India, 3.5 stars out of 5.
Look out for the luscious Raima Sen, the brilliant Rajesh Sharma (known for prominent character roles in plenty of Tollywood and Bollywood hits of 2012 and 2013) and Biswajit Chakraborty.
Ganesh Talkies (Language – Bengali (Indian) with English subtitles; Rating – PG) will be screened on 8th Sep, 1pm at The Cathay, as part of the Indian Film festival - Darpan 2013.