Calcutta Tube (May 18): Uttam Kumar had a heart attack while shooting for Ogo Bodhu Sundari more than two decades ago. The film was loosely adapted from Bernard Shaw’s famous play Pygmalion – A Romance in Five Acts (1913). The play is a sharp lampooning of the rigid British class system of the day and a comment on women’s independence, packaged as a romantic comedy. It became a famous play on Broadway under the nomenclature My Fair Lady to be later made into several film versions in 1938, 1964 and 1999. There has been a very popular stage version in Marathi called Tee Phulrani and a Gujarati one too called Santu Rangeeli. Basu Chatterjee directed Man Pasand (1980) starring Dev Anand and Tina Munim. “It is a tribute rather than a remake,” says singer-actor Babul Supriyo who spoke at the music launch of the film in a city hotel. Sourav Ganguly was the chief guest. Bappi Lahiri is doing the music for this ‘tribute’ and all the six songs will be sung by Babul. It is a Rose Valley production with stars like Sreelekha Mitra, Haradhan Bandopadhyay, Kharaj Bandopadhyay and Arnab sharing screen space with Babul. Monami will be portraying the role of Eliza Doolittle played by Moushumi Chatterjee in the Uttam Kumar version. Sourav spoke to the press at this well-attended function. The film is scheduled for a late-May release.