MUMBAI: Breaking away from the six-year hitch of not being able to see
the light of the day, Prosenjit’s Bengali film Teen Yari Katha (tale
of three friends) was released recently.
The film is about three young friends who belong to the suburban
middle-class. One plies an auto-rickshaw, one supplies newspapers and
so on with similar angst and sexual desires that bond youngsters of
Though the film was screened at the Kolkata Film Festival in 2007
followed by its screening in the competition section of the Osian Film
Festival in Delhi in 2009, it could not release because the Censor
Board held up its release for its objectionable dialogue filled with
slang and brazen sexual innuendos. They refused to pass it even after
watching it several times and the directors refused to agree to the
cuts suggested by the CBFC.
"We have released 35 prints initially for screening across Kolkata
and Bengal because this is a film that does not cater to the
rural-urban divide and will appeal to every adult viewer," said joint
directors Sudeshna Roy and Abhijit Guha.
To ascertain that the film doesn’t look dated, the director duo got
the colour correction of every single frame done once again. "The film
deals with a subject that was far ahead of its time, so in a way
perhaps, this six-year delay will prove to be a boon for the film at
the box-office," added Roy.
The film has Parambrato Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee ( both Kahaani
fame) and Rudraneel in pivotal roles.