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Juto: Sourish Dey is ready with his silent feature film

The film will be shown from November 25 to December 1 at Nazrultirtha

Juto: Sourish Dey is ready with his silent feature film
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Last Updated: 06.18 PM, Nov 19, 2022

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Sourish Dey’s silent film Juto tells an out-of-the-box story. And yet the film creates an impact without any dialogue. This independent silent features Bhaskar Dutta and Chalantika Ganguly. 

In the film, a person is in love with his orange shoes. He is obsessed with them. He ignores his girlfriend’s call while he washes the shoes. Suddenly one day the shoes are torn. What happens then? There is a funny twist at the end. The film is sprinkled with comedy. 

How did the director think of making this film? Sourish told Hindustan Times Bangla, “Actually, I have been making a lot of short films since my childhood. I have liked to make silent short films since then because it is challenging. Making an impact in the audience’s mind without any dialogue is tougher than explaining things with dialogue.” 

Sourish started writing the script at the end of 2016. He said, “At that time, a film by Salman Khan was released and there was a craze among people. I saw two deaf and mute people in front of the cinema hall. They were busy discussing among themselves with the help of sign language. But the poster or Salman's film did not affect them. That made me think. I thought that perhaps they could not enjoy the subject or the music. That was why they were not excited. Then I thought, they might enjoy it if I make a film like the way I have made silent short films. The visual can tell a story. That was the seed of this film.” 

 

Why is the name Juto? According to Sourish, “The thought of shoes came while the script was written. I noted many people's obsession with shoes. Funnily enough, I was once also like them. Then I thought about how the story can be if it centers around a man's obsession with shoes. The shoes can be considered a character in the film, and it tells a story of a man's one-day journey. That was why I decided that Juto can be the most suitable name.”

 

The film will be shown from November 25 to December 1 at Nazrultirtha. There are special arrangements for showing the film to 50 deaf and mute people. Sourish wanted to bring this 80-minute-long silent film to the public. The team is not made of a glittery cast, which poses a big challenge to them. But Sourish thinks that these specially-abled people will enjoy the film. 

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