Shakespeare’s Hamlet has inspired director Anjan Dutta to recreate the drama on celluloid, with a contemporary touch.
“Shakespeare’s Hamlet suffered from a basic crisis and I wanted to define and interpret that crisis in my own way,” the director said.
Actor Parambrata Chatterjee will portray Hamlet’s character ‘Hemanta’.
“I thought there is a need to have a hard look at the present time through my protagonist’s eyes,” he said.
Parambrata said he had to cut himself off all other projects for one and a half months to study the character of Hamlet thoroughly.
He said he had studies Hamlet during college days, but he needed to grasp the contemporariness of his character. “it is an actor’s dream to work in projects inspired by Chekov, Tagore and Shakespeare”.
Jisshu Sengupta is playing Horatio’s while Saswata Chatterjee plays Cladius.
Hemanta after graduating from New York Film School returns to his home in Kolkata and gets the news that his film producer father has commited suicide because his mother Gayatri is set to marry uncle Kalyan (Cladius), which triggers a series of murders and mysterious deaths.
Anjan is also an accomplished actor. He started his career as an actor in Bengali cinema. His first film was Chalachitro directed by Mrinal Sen, where he won the prize for the best newcomer actor, at the Venice Film Festival. Recently, he has acted in Aparna Sen’s film, Mr. and Mrs. Iyer. – CINEWS