Raj Basu – an engineer by profession and a film maker by passion has created a milestone in the history of the Bengali Cinema with his thriller film “Piyalir Password”, the first Bengali Film entirely shot in USA.
Amitabha Neil Ray is the director of the upcoming film “Charu Unspoken” based on the period novel, “Nosto Neer”, penned in 1901 by the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, and inspired by the classic Bengali film “Charulata”, made in 1964 by the world-renowned director Satyajit Ray. Amitabha has also served as the artistic advisor of “Piyalir Password”, the first Bengali film made in the United States, directed by Raj Basu.
First Light – a movie conference in Ney York will be showcasing works by legendary movie makers. Noted film makers Shamik Banerjee and Sandip Roy will be attending the conference on April 24th, 2009 with other Indian Film makers such as Mira Nair, Shyam Benegal and more. Bengali films are already getting lots of attention in USA and Piyalir Password was made completely in USA by director Raj Basu. Piyalir Password is now running in USA and will be later released in Kolkata.