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June
2016

Hyderabad Bengali Film Festival to Premiere Amit Ranjan Biswas’ Debut Feature Film Bridge

By: Sourav

Hyderabad Bengali Film Festival, the one and only celebration of Bengali Cinema in India, is in its glorious third year. Bigger and better than its previous two editions, HBFF 2016 is all set to premiere Bridge by Amit Ranjan Biswas, a Kolkata-bred and London-based filmmaker. Bridge is one of the eight films selected for screening from July 1 to July 3.

Bridge is a heart-touching story of human relationship beyond physical limits and earthly bounds. It depicts how the chance meeting of two strangers, who intend to commit suicide by plunging into the Ganges from a bridge in Kolkata, helps them find a new reason to be living, tide over emotional distress and love life in company of each other, which the society fails to understand and appreciate. The strangers find a new meaning of life, a healing touch and solace in their indefinable bond.

Bridge bengali film, Amit Ranjan Biswas, Hyderabad Bengali Film Festival

Bridge is Amit Ranjan Biswas’s debut feature film starring such eminent actors as Soumitra Chatterjee, Mamata Shankar and Sandhya Mridul from the Indian entertainment industry. His first short film One Short Sleep Past was screened at the Kolkata International Film Festival. One Short Sleep Past is about an increasingly frail elderly man who comes to terms with life and death while celebrating his grandson’s birthday.

Amit Ranjan Biswas, a die-hard fan of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, is a versatile personality. He is a writer, performer and filmmaker at the same time. He got trained in filmmaking at the Raindance Independent Film School in London after he went to the UK in 1997 to further his medical career. He was  felicitated with a grant from King’s Find and Millennium Commission’s Leadership Award from the Mayor of London for making an awareness film on autism.

The upcoming premiere of Bridge at Hyderabad Bengali Film Festival 2016 has already made Hyderabad’s film buffs brim with excitement about the cinematic extravaganza.

Click here for to book tickets for shows of Bridge at HBFF 2016.

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