Arekti Premer Golpo
|Arekti Premer Golpo|
|Directed by||Kaushik Ganguly|
|Produced by||Tapan Biswas|
|Written by||Kaushik Ganguly|
|Running time||128 min|
Arekti Premer Golpo (Bengali: আরেকটি প্রেমের গল্প; English: Just Another Love Story ) is a 2010 India drama film directed by Bengali filmmaker Kaushik Ganguly, written by Kaushik Ganguly. It stars Rituparno Ghosh and Indraneil Sengupta in lead role, while Ghosh is playing as a gay filmmaker. This film will also be the first film on homosexuality to be shot after the decriminalisation of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. The first screening of this film outside of India was at the 60th Berlin Film Festival in 2010.
The film is about Abhiroop Sen (Rituparno Ghosh), a Delhi-based transgender documentary filmmaker, whose bisexual lover is the cinematographer (Indraneil Sengupta) of the film. They visit Kolkata to make a documentary on the life of the real-life legendary jatra actor Chapal Bhaduri, who in his heyday was known as 'Chapal Rani', noted for his portrayal of female roles on the stage at a time when women did not perform on stage. Initially Abhiroop Sen has to face some difficulties to start the documentary, as he is a transgender. But with Chapal Bhaduri's support Abhiroop starts the shoot. During the course of the shoot, Abhiroop feels himself in the position of Chapal Bhaduri. The film goes on with a comparison between Abhiroop's intimate relation with Indraneil Sengupta, who is married to Rani (Churni Ganguly)and Chapal Bhaduri's (Rituparno Ghosh) relation with Kumar(Indraneil Sengupta), who is married to Gopa (Churni Ganguly). In the course of the film Abhiroop gets attached to Uday and Chapal Bhaduri to Thushar, both played by Jishu Sengupta. The film takes the viewers through the present life of Abhiroop Sen and past life of Chapal Bhaduri with the same actors. The film focuses on the mental trauma faced by a transgender, the rejection by men, after using them sexually.
- Rituparno Ghosh as Abhiroop Sen / Chapal Bhaduri
- Indraneil Sengupta as Basu / Kumar
- Jishu Sengupta as Uday / Tushar
- Churni Ganguly as Rani / Gopa
- Raima Sen as Momo / Sheela
- Chapal Bhaduri as Himself
- Taranga Sarkar
- Won- I-View 2010 Engendered Award for Outstanding Cinema