Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Aniruddha "Tony" Roy-Chowdhury|
|Produced by||Jeet Banerjee, Indrani Mukerjee, Aniruddha Roy-Chowdhury|
|Written by||Aniruddha Roy-Chowdhury
|Release date(s)||November 2006
1 February 2008 (US)
Anuranan (meaning "resonance" in Bengali) explores the relationships of two married couples, and the impacts and consequences of their relationships.
Rahul, a creative and sensitive individual, arrives at a lonely hill station in Sikkim to help build a new holiday resort. The friendship between the two couples, Rahul and Nandita and Amit and Preeti, paves the way for a deeper bond between Rahul and Preeti. Towards the end of the movie, this "anuranan" between the two is misunderstood by society, including Amit. This misunderstanding intensifies when Rahul suddenly dies, leaving Nandita lonely. The fact that the love between Rahul and Nandita was pure does not prevent Nandita from falling prey to the rumors as well. All the four main characters are depicted as lost and lonely.
Awards and prizes
- 2008 – 54th (Indian) National Film Awards, Winner (Best Feature Film in Bengali)
- 2008 – Santa Cruz Film Festival, Emerging Filmmaker Award (Aniruddha Roy-Choudhury)
- Rahul Bose as Rahul
- Rituparna Sengupta as Nandita
- Raima Sen as Preeti
- Rajat Kapoor as Amit
- Haradhan Bandopadhaya as Nandita's Father
- Dolly Basu as Preeti's mother
- Mithu Chakraborthy as Nadita's sister
- Barun Chanda as Mr Guha
- Jacqui Dawson as Roda
- Laura Price as Victoria
- Peter Wear as Rahul's boss in London
The film was shot on location in India and the UK. Director Aniruddha Roy-Chowdhury describes the scenery of the hill station in the mountains as making the Kanchenjunga "the third character" in the movie. Anuranan is the first Bengali film to be shot in London.
The film features music composed by tabla player Tanmoy Bose.
- "Yeh Gagin" – Rituparna Sengupta, Rahul Bose, Rashid Khan, Anushua Chowdhurry
- "Bahi Bahikisi" – Rajarshi Chatterjee
- "Mere Pritam" – Kartik Das Baul
- "New Bengali Film Features Cast of Old Favorites". India West. 1 February 2008. "The highly acclaimed new Bengali film "Anuranan," starring Rahul Bose and Rituparna Sengupta, will open in theaters across the U.S. Feb. 1."
- Raju Nayak (23 November 2006). "Flavour this IFFI: The global Indian film". Indian Express. Retrieved 16 January 2010.
- &Apos, Relationships (25 October 2005). "Of feelings, frills and frailties". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). Retrieved 16 January 2010.
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