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After theatre production, Debesh Chatterjee to bring Fyataru to the big screen

Shantilal Mukherjee, Saurav Palodhi and Amit Das can be featured in the film too

  • Shamayita Chakraborty

Last Updated: 01.44 PM, Aug 03, 2022

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After theatre production, Debesh Chatterjee to bring Fyataru to the big screen
Shantilal Mukherjee, Saurav Palodhi and Amit Das

Eminent author Nabarun Bhattacharya’s cult works Kangal Malshat, Mausoleum, Kaangaal Maalshaat, Fatarur Bombachaak and Fyatarur Kumbhipaak and its characters, the clan of Fyatarus, have widely been adapted on the stage and screen. Theatre director Debesh Chattopadhyay’s state production Fyataru has been running successfully in the Kolkata theatre circuit for years. Now he is planning to take it to the big screen with a film adaptation. Debesh has penned the script already. As per sources, the film will go on the floors next year. 

Author Nabarun Bhattacharya’s fictional characters Fyatarus have a deep political background. The characters are essentially described as insignificant, subaltern and often ignored entities, who attack the pulpit out of the blue. According to the literary works, their attacks are often impromptu – equivalent to guerrilla attacks by socio-political activists. In the garb of deep, dry humour, Nabarun Bhattacharya’s satire Kangal Malshat and others that have the Fyatarus as important characters are significant political novels in Bengali literature. 

Talking about his plans, Debesh told Anandabazar, “There are characters like Fyataru around us and they want the freedom to fly.” He further added that one can see Fyataru in their attack mode very often. He referred to a recent political incident and said, “If one wishes to notice, they will find such sporadic attackers. Whether their attacks will get any recognition is something that we don’t know.” He also said that the idea of Fyataru is instilled in us for generations. “The legacy is carried on,” he said. 

Talking about the political background of the novel, Debesh said that his film will capture a universal time frame. “It will not exactly be limited within the regular parties. The philosophy will be intact and the plot will deal with the marginal people,” he said. 

Who will play Madan, DS and Purandar Bhat? “The final decision is yet to be made. On stage, Shantilal Mukherjee, Saurav Palodhi and Amit Das play the characters. There is a possibility that these actors will be seen in the film too. Debranjan Nag, who played DS for a while on stage, can also be part of the cast,” said Debesh confirming that only the regular theatre workers will be part of the play.  

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