Sorry for being away... Have been really busy and haven't been able to carve out the time to blog. My Basterds review is still pending. Surprisingly, don't feel like writing about it. Not that I don't like the film. But somehow it's become too internalised to actually write it in a blog. Maybe I will, later. Anyway, here's a great piece of news. So had to share with all of you.
After Byomkesh Bakshi, Anjan Dutt is bringing back Kakababu. Isn't that great, great news? Well, this one's for television. BIG is getting into TV production here in Bengal and Anjan-da's Kakababu series is one of their first ventures. "People advised me not to get into TV. They said, you are doing one film after the other, why do you need to do television? But I don't feel TV is any less today and making Kakababu sounded tempting enough," Anjan-da told me the other evening.
The cast? Well, Saswata Chatterjee, who plays Ajit in Anjan-da's Byomkesh movie Adim Ripu, gets to play his first big lead as Kakababu. Earlier we have had Sabyasachi Chakraborty playing Kakababu. Let's see how Saswata plays the limping lion. Santu, Kakababu's loveable sidekick from Sunil Gangopadhyay's much-read books, will be played by Anubrata, who was one of the four guys in Anjan-da's Madly Bangali.
Shooting starts in November in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Gorumara. Keep reading this space for more.