May 21, 2011 (Calcutta Tube): Databazaar Media Ventures that started with the intention of bringing quality Bengali films to the North American market and taking back revenues to the Tollywood film industry of Kolkata has made many good movies available over the internet and at movie outlets for renting, buying.
Two of Databazaar films ‘Memories in March’, ‘Ami Adu’ just won the National Award. And now Databazaar has brings Rituparno Ghosh’s much awaited directorial venture ‘NoukaDubi’ to the North American viewers.
The film has Bengali megastar Prosenjit Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Raima Sen, Riya Sen, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Laboni Sarkar, Sumanto Mukhopadhyay and others in the cast.
Rituparno Ghosh once again mesmerizes with his celluloid version of the Rabindranath Tagore classic on the 150th birth centenary of the world poet. Produced by Bollywood filmmaker, producer Subhash Ghai, the film also has a Hindi version titled ‘Kashmakash’. The film has been made online at Roku and Dingora.com by the Databazaar Media Ventures.
‘Noukadubi’ is a delicately woven story of emotions and interrelations between the four protagonist characters Hemnalini, Nalinaksha, Kamala, and Ramesh. Ramesh is in love with Hemnalini when he had to marry Sushila as per his father’s wishes. After the wedding, on their way back the boat they were sailing capsizes and Ramesh is the only person lucky to be alive. He finds another survivor Kamala, a newlywed bride. They initially take each other as husband wife. Though Ramesh soon discovers Kamala’s reality, she still continues to take him as her husband Nalinaksha. They go back to Kolkata and a new life starts for everyone. But Ramesh’s relation with Hemnalini has comes to a sharp turn. Will Hemnalini get her love back? Will her family ever forgive her? How would Kamala get find her real husband?
Rituparno’s ‘Noukadubi’is a drama, ever so lyrical, with great cinematography by Soumik Halder. The Tagore songs along with the Hindi translations make this film, set in the backdrops on the 1920s, even more enjoying. The subtlety of art direction, sets, outdoor shoots – has all created a mystic world on the screen.