The script of Aniruddha's current project oscillates between the Earth and the heaven. We get to see how the gods and goddesses appear together to depict an imagined reality that would make people laugh but also remind them that much of the fantasy is actually real and exists in our surroundings. The heaven is modelled on a media house which shows the role that media can play in issues that matter. The Dutta family -with one failed lawyer (the master of the house), his wife, a married son with two daughters and a younger son who is in a relationship with a woman his father doesn't approve of provides the perfect setting for such a location. The concern at the heavens regarding the increasing rate of violence against women is very much a reality in our world and we will get to see the reversal of roles where the torturing husbands are tortured instead, men get sexually harassed and two women rivals engage in a fight between themselves over a man they both fancy.
This more or less sums up the story of Half Serious, a new Bengali film which will hit the floors soon. The script is quite different and offers something to every age group. It is a fun film, yet it deals with elements which exist in our society and questions these norms. The film will go on the floors from 17th November and is expected to wrap up by 23rd December. Another unique thing about this film is that this film will feature 80 characters each having an important role to play and a renowned actress is supposed be the 81st character besides the artistes who have already been chosen.
The film will be directed by Utsav Mukherjee who has also written the story and screenplay. The film will be produced by High Definition Entertainment. The editor is Moloy Laha while the cinematographer is Chandan Goswami. The music director is Joy Sarkar while the lyricist is Srijato. Tapan Seth is the art director while the Suchismita Dasgupta will be the costume designer. Lopamudra, Somlata and newcomer Sobhon feature among others as the playback singers of the film.
The actors and actresses who have already been chosen are Shilajit, Sudipta Chakrabarty, Paran Banerjee, Shankar Chakrabarty, Biplab Chatterjee, Kharaj Mukherjee, Biswanath Basu, Biswajit Chakrabarty, Anindya Banerjee, Ratri Ghatak, Damini Basu, Manashi Sinha, Saheb Bhattacharya, Riddhima Ghosh and Mumtaz Sorcar.
A press meet was held at DKS on Thursday to make this announcement.