Mukta Arts’ Bengali film Nauka Doobi was premiered at IFFI 2010 under the Indian Premiere category on Thursday in the presence of its producer Subhash Ghai and actress Riya Sen.
Based on short story by Rabindranath Tagore, Nauka Doobi is a film set in the 1920s which depicts the tussle between true love and social conventions related to marriage.
The film is directed by noted filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh and has been produced under the banner of Mukta Arts. The movie stars Riya Sen, Raima Sen and Prosenjit Chatterjee. Lyricist Gulzar will translate the lyrics of the film in Hindi for the dubbed version which will be released on 23rd January 2011.
Speaking at the Premiere, Subhash Ghai said: “I showed Gulzar sahib the film and he liked it. He will translate Tagore’s words (lyrics) in Hindi. There will be no change in the orchestra track or the tune, only the lyrics will be translated.”
Proud to produce a Bengali film, he said: “The great Ritwik Ghatak was my teacher at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). He was the one who opened my doors to Bengali cinema,” he said.