Naamkaran – Bengali Short Film

Sudipta Chakraborty in Naamkaran short film directed by Konkona Sen Sharma

Naamkaran – Bengali Short Film

Naamkaran is a Bengali short film directed by renowned actress Konkona Sen Sharma. This film was shown in Kala Ghoda Film Festival, Mumbai. Naamkaran is directorial debut for the National Award winning actress Konkona. Short Film Naamkaran can be seen as teaser of things to come from Konkona.

Naamkaran is a hindi word and it means The Naming and used in context of naming a child. Naamkaran tells the story of two sisters – one a pickpocket and the other a teacher by profession. Shot in Kolkata in winter, it follows the journey of the two sisters as their worlds collide to make ends meet. The teacher is looking for a good name for her son. She rejects names suggested by her pickpocket sister and ill father. It is interesting to see how she finalizes the name of her kid. Sen Sharma handles the quirky subject with a degree of authority, choosing not to dwell on drama and allowing events to narrate the story.

Konkona who recently acted in short film Nayantara’s Necklace with famous Bengali star Tillotama Shome, picked three famous Bengali stars Sudipta Chakraborty, Bidipta Chakroaborty, Kaushik Sen for this film too.

Sudipta Chakraborty
Sudipta Chakraborty is an Indian actress who mostly works in Bengali cinema. She won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Bariwali.

Bidipta Chakraborty
Bidipta Chakraborty is an Indian actress from Kolkata. She appeared in Debesh Chattopadhyay’s play Brain. She is sister of Sudipta Chakraborty and was seen in movies like Mr. & Mrs. Iyer.

Kaushik Sen
Kaushik Sen or Koushik Sen কৌশিক সেন) is an Indian actor of film, television and theatre based in Kolkata. He won the prestigious BFJA awards for best supporting actor for his performance in the Mrinal Sen directed film Aamar Bhuvan.

Film Details:
Film Name: Naamkaran
Genre: Drama
Star cast: Sudipta Chakraborty, Bidipta Chakroaborty, Kaushik Sen
Directed by: Konkona Sen Sharma
Produced by: Ankur Khanna
Story / Screenplay: Ankur Khanna
Language: Bengali
Subtitles: Yes
Duration: 18 Minutes
Release Date: 20 November 2014
Production Company: Rhizome Films

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