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Pain's Chittagong is first film to have been shot in cellular (Kaala Pani) jail

MUMBAI: Bedabrata Pain‘s upcoming project Chittagong has become the only film ever to be shot inside the iconic Cellular Jail (Kaala Pani).


While some filmmakers in the past have managed to shoot in the compound and outside the jail, none of them ever managed to shoot inside the jail premises.


Since it‘s not officially allowed to shoot inside the cellular jail, the director and his team went inside with basic permission, where they were allowed to take only one camera inside with minimum crew and for just 15 minutes to shoot.


It may be remembered that several famous freedom fighters were jailed at the iconic location during India‘s struggle for Independence. It is said that a very crucial part of the film has been shot inside the same cell where Subhash Chandra Bose was kept.


Apparently Pain was accompanied by only four crew members during the shoot.

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