India Masala

Bollywood and culture in an emerging India

IFFI 2009: Rituparno Ghosh on ‘Sab Charitro Kalponik’

- Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh spoke to Reuters about his film “Shob Charitro Kalponik” on the sidelines of the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in the tourist haven of Goa.

The Bengali film, starring Bipasha Basu and Prosenjit, explores the relationship between a poet and his wife.

Ghosh, who won a National Award for the English film “The Last Lear“, said he was unhappy that his Bengali projects did not get as much publicity as mainstream movies.

The Last Lear: Not Bachchan’s best but watch it for the performances


There has been so much controversy about the release of “The Last Lear” that it’s easy to overlook this is a film that has been well received in the international festival circuit, has some of India’s best known actors and has even been touted as Amitabh Bachchan’s finest work yet.

Honestly, I don’t agree with that last statement — but then people are entitled to their own opinion.