Sept 19, 2010 (Calcuttatube): Bengali actress filmmaker Aparna Sen said at an event that we are on our way of making international Bengali films.
Databazaar Media Ventures (DMV), an organization bringing in quality Bengali films in the USA, recently presented the producers of the first four of their nine movies acquired on promotions in North America with dollar checks. Sen’s latest film ‘The Japanese Wife‘ made considerable business within a very short time in North America and according to Oney Seal, CEO of DMV, a huge portion of the audience of film was non-Indians.
Aparna Sen said that this is like a dream come true for Bengali filmmakers. She has been getting a huge response on social networking sites for ‘The Japanese Wife’ and people from abroad have been seeing her film and responding. Back in the days of ‘Mr. and Mrs. Iyer‘, the film was not properly released abroad. But there are always takers of stories that have universal appeal.
Sen said, “I have always wanted to make an international Bengali film and maybe we are on our way there. I hope we are there through Databazaar. Thank you Databazaar!”