Teenkahon

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Teenkahon
Directed by Bauddhayan Mukherji
Produced by Monalisa Mukherji
Screenplay by Abhinandan Banerjee
Bauddhayan Mukherji
Story by Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay
Syed Mustafa Siraj
Bauddhayan Mukherji
Starring See below
Music by Arnab Chakraborty
Cinematography Abhik Mukhopadhyay
Edited by Arghyakamal Mitra
Production
company
Little Lamb Films
Distributed by Viacom18
Release date
  • 7 November 2014 (2014-11-07) (Seattle South Asian Film Festival)
  • 11 September 2015 (2015-09-11) ( Kolkata)
[1]
Running time
124 minutes
Country India
Language Bengali
Budget 1.5 crore (US$210,000)

Teenkahon (Three Obsessions) is a 2014[1] Psychological mystery-thriller Bengali film directed by Bauddhayan Mukherji and produced by Monalisa Mukherji under the banner of Little Lamb Films.

Cast[edit]

Themes[edit]

Teenkahon is a triptych film. The Gulf Today described it as "a rare international art house film from Bengal which, as a piece of social document, tries to capture the changing face of morality, the degeneration of values, the increasing pollution of the spoken language and the changing social fabric of Bengal through three stories."[2]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Teenkahon is the first film of Little Lamb Films, the production house founded by Bauddhayan Mukherji.

Filming[edit]

Filming locations include places in West Bengal such as Kolkata and Bolpur.

Release[edit]

"This fest (DC Independent Film Festival) doesn't believe in showing hundred or more films like mainstream festivals. In the narrative feature category, they've chosen just eight films from across the world. Teenkahon is the only one from Asia in the competition section and it's a rare honour for a Bengali film."[3]

Bauddhayan Mukherji, in an interview.

Teenkahon was the only Asian film which was showcased in the prestigious DC Independent Film Festival in 2015. Director Bauddhayan Mukherji was also one of the few selected filmmakers who took part in the summit hosted by US Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus, the topic of which was the use of drones in films and policy decisions on the usage guidelines. The seminar was presided over by American politician Brad Sherman.[3]

Teenkahon is slated for a theatrical release on 11 September 2015 in India.

Festival screenings[edit]

Teenkahon was screened at the following film festivals in 2015.

Music[edit]

Teenkahon
Soundtrack album by Arnab Chakrabarty
Released 2014
Genre Feature film soundtrack

Playback singer Arnab Chakraborty roped in to compose the film score for Teenkahon. He will be making his debut as a music composer with this film. Singer Shreya Ghoshal was reported to record a song for the film.

Accolades[edit]

Teenkahon went on to receive multiple awards in various international film festivals, being the only Bengali film in consideration in most cases. It won a Special Mention Award from six student jury members in Paris.[4] Director Bauddhayan Mukherji was bestowed with the Aravindan Puraskaram for Best Debutant Director by Beena Paul, receiving a cash prize of 25,000 (US$350), a certificate and a statuette.[7]

Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
Festival du Film d'Asie du Sud Transgressif[4] Special Mention of the Student Jury for Best Narrative Feature Bauddhayan Mukherji Won
Kerala State Chalachitra Academy[7][8] Aravindan Puraskaram

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1]. imdb
  2. ^ "Capturing the changing social fabric of Bengal". The Gulf Today. 5 February 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Ganguly, Ruman (23 February 2015). "Teenkahon chosen for DC film fest". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c Sen, Zinia (13 February 2015). "Teenkahon wins 11th international award!". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Vettath, Malavika (8 February 2015). "Rituparna Sengupta's 20 years in Bengali film". The National (Abu Dhabi). Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Bhattacharyya, Gautam (8 February 2015). "Bengali film festival sells out screenings". Gulf News. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Selected for Aravindan Puraskaram". The New Indian Express. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Aravindan Puraskaram". The Hindu. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 

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