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Bengalis must re-discover their lost ethnic identity: Anjun Dutta

NEW DELHI: Director Anjan Dutta, whose Chalo Let’s go was screened at the 10th OSIAN’s-Cinefan Festival, believes in making films that help in a re-discovery of the Bengali ethos.

Dutta believes that these ethos appear to have been lost in the metro culture.


Addressing a press meet at the recent Tenth OSIAN’s, he said that his attempt was to reach Bengali audiences all over the country and convey the message that Bangla cinema had not come to an end after Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen and others who came soon after.

Certain inhibitions had prevented serious cinema from progressing and the picture of a changing Bengal was somehow missing, he added.

Asked why he had used an English word for a title of a Bangla film, he said it was meant to be a pun, and also because it would appeal to the present.

Chalo lets go is a hilarious road movie featuring four heroes on a crazy, rambling journey in the picturesque North Bengal . Filmed in Calcutta and Darjeeling , it is a roller coaster journey comprising nine tourists and one hitchhiker.

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