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Iti Srikanta
DVD cover of the film
DVD cover of the film
Directed by Anjan Das
Produced by Shantasree Sarkar
Screenplay by Rajarshi Roy
Shantasree Sarkar
Based on Srikanta (1917) 
by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Starring Adil Hussain
Soha Ali Khan
Reema Sen
Music by Bikram Ghosh
Cinematography Shirsha Roy
Edited by Sanjib Datta
Release dates
2004
Country India
Language Bengali

Iti Srikanta (English title: Your Truly, Srikanta) [1] is a 2004 Bengali period drama film directed by Anjan Das. This film is based on novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel, Srikanta (1917) [2] In an interview in 2005, Das, director of the film, told about his depiction of the character Srikanta– "Several films have been made on Srikanta but all these had mainly dealt with specific chapters from Srikanta, the novel. I wanted to present the complete man — his inner conflict and turmoil over the two women in his life, torn between a baiji and a vaishnavi".[3] He also felt, the crisis felt by Srikanta as shown in Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel are still relevant.

This was Soha Ali Khan's debut film,[4][5] and also of actors, Aparajita Ghosh Das and Bengali film debut of lead actor, Adil Hussain,[6][7] whose voice was dubbed in the film by Sujan Mukhopadhyay.[8] The film was part of the Indian panorama section at the IFFI in 2004.[9] At the 52nd National Film Awards, Anup Mukhopadhyay was awarded the National Film Award for Best Audiography.[10][11] also at the 2004 Anandalok Awards, Anjan Das won the award for Best Director.[12]

Plot[edit]

The film is a love triangle between a young man Srikanta (Adil Hussain) and two women in his life, Rajalakshmi (Reema Sen) a rich courtesan and Kamalata (Soha Ali Khan), a vaishnavite living in an ashram.[3]

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Variety international film guide". Andre Deutsch. 2005. p. 176. 
  2. ^ "DVD/VCD reviews Iti Srikanta". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). 22 July 2005. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Classic comeback". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). 4 June 2004. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Telegraph image Iti Srikanta". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Gahlaut, Kanika (21 June 2004). "Mama's model". India Today. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Sengupta, Reshmi (12 January 2005). "New stars in the sky". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Dasgupta, Priyanka (11 November 2009). "Adil is back". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Dasgupta, Priyanka (15 January 2011). "Voices have faces too!". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "A lot to look forward to at Goa festival". The Hindu. 29 September 2004. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "52nd National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. 
  11. ^ "52nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 
  12. ^ "Star-struck night on stage and floor". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). 8 November 2004. Retrieved 19 November 2008. 

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