Poster for the film Bibar
|Directed by||Subrata Sen|
|Produced by||R D Bansal|
|Written by||Subrata Sen|
|Music by||Debojyoti Mishra|
|Editing by||Raviranjan Maitra|
|Release dates||6 June 2006|
|Running time||113 minutes|
Bibar (Bengali: বিবর pronounced [ˈbibar]) is a 2006 Bengali (Indian) film directed by Subrata Sen starring Subrata Datta, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Payel Sarkar, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Kunal Mitra, Shiladitya Patranabis, Pradip Mukhopadhyay, Anuradha Ray, Kanchan Mullick, Rajesh Sharma, Dulal Lahiri, Biswajit Chakraborty, Oindrilla Khan, and Rita Bhimani. Based on Samaresh Basu's 1965 controversial novel Calcutta, Unabashed, Bibar deals with the angst of city youth in Calcutta, who are caught between the lures of a new, liberalized society and fast-fading traditional values.
Biresh (Subrata Dutta), an investigating officer in a finance company, is at heart a bohemian with no rigid values in life. In love, he is caught in a psycho-sexual relationship with high-society call girl Nita (Tannishtha Chatterjee).
In his office, his position becomes bleak as he refuses a loan to an influential person. He starts drinking heavily and starts visiting Sonagachi, the infamous red-light area of Calcutta with his painter friend Hiren (Shiladitya Patranobish). He gets attracted towards a model, Iti (Payel Sarkar). Biresh, in a bout of self-destruction, vents his anger and frustration by strangling Nita and stages his alibi through Iti. The police start investigating but are unable to establish any motive behind the killing.
- Subrata Datta
- Tannishtha Chatterjee
- Payel Sarkar
- Sabyasachi Chakrabarty
- Kunal Mitra
- Shiladitya Patronobish
- Pradip Mukhopadhyay
- Anuradha Ray
- Kanchan Mullick
- Rajesh Sharma
- Dulal Lahiri
- Biswajit Chakraborty
- Oindrilla Khan
- Rita Bhimani
- Taranga Sarkar
- Story: Samaresh Basu
- Camera: Premendu Bikash Chaki
- Art Director: Goutam Bose
- Editor: Rabi Ranjan Moitra
- Music: Debojyoti Mishra
- Sound: Anup Mukherjee
- Production House: RD Bansal Productions
- Executive Producers: Chaitali Aggarwal & Varsha Bansal
- Producer: Kamal Bansal
- Screenplay & Direction: Subrata Sen
After looking around for the main cast (Raima Sen and Nandana Deb Sen were considered for the leads), Subrata Sen formed a star cast with Payel Sarkar, Subrata Dutta (Rising) and Tannistha Chatterjee. Subrata Sen said, "I saw Payel's photo and interview in Calcutta Times and decided to cast her. Tannistha has worked German director Florian Gallenberger and I have worked with Subrata Dutta before in Swapner Ferriwallah and know his potential well. Bibar might be a difficult novel to translate onto screen but Sen has worked hard on the script."
Tannistha Chatterjee was recommended for Bibar by Nandana Deb Sen. "I am playing an upper class call girl who is straight forward and knows how she can get what she wants," says the actress, shooting in a Ballygunge house.
"This has been my most difficult film. Even veteran directors haven't had the courage to adopt Bibar. Hope people like my treatment." — Subrata Sen, The Times of India, 13 December 2006
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