Rituparno Ghosh wrapped up Satyanweshi shoot before death
Acclaimed filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, whose sudden death on Thursday has the left everyone in a state of shock, had finished filming Satyanweshi, based on popular Bengali sleuth Byomkesh Bakshi.
New Delhi: Acclaimed filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, whose sudden death on Thursday has the left everyone in a state of shock, had finished filming Satyanweshi, based on popular Bengali sleuth Byomkesh Bakshi.
"Wrapped up the shoot of Satyanweshi, a crime thriller in the molten glow of the pensive falling afternoon," Ghosh, who described himself as "A BAD student of Cinema" on micro-blogging site Twitter, had posted in one of his last tweets on 28 May.
In his last public tweet, the National Award winning filmmaker posted: "Surprising that the brooding prince of Indian cinema - Guru Dutt, stayed in the same palatial mansion to film his 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam'."
Ghosh was suffering from pancreatitis and he died of a cardiac arrest in Kolkata early Thursday morning.
His project "Satyanweshi", produced by Shree Venkatesh Films, features filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh as Byomkesh Bakshi.
Sujoy, who had directed "Kahaani", was shocked at the news of death of one of his most admired filmmakers. He is heading to Kolkata to pay his last respects.
Asserting that his forthcoming film Detective Byomkesh Bakshi is targeted at the youth, critically acclaimed filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee said he wants youngsters to accept the detective as a "big hero".
Busy scouting for locations in the city for his next movie Detective Byomkesh Bakshi, Dibakar Banerjee on Tuesday stated that the film will be the toughest venture of his life.
There's no doubt Ghosh was something of an agent provocateur in both Kolkata and Indian cinema. From the subjects he chose to explore in his films to the way he dressed, Ghosh was always urging us to reconsider the stereotypes that we take for granted as normal.