Atanu Ghosh’s Shesh Pata is about the invisible costs of debt of the receiver and the lender. The film also stars Gargee Roychowdhury and Vikram Chatterjee.
Atanu Ghosh’s upcoming film Shesh Pata has roped in Bengali actor Rayati Bhattacharya as part of the cast and she has begun shooting for the film. She will play one of the leads with Prosenjit Chatterjee, Gargee Roychowdhury, and Vikram Chatterjee.
Speaking to ToI, Rayati shared her excitement to be cast opposite the popular TV and film actor Vikram. Saying that she is ‘both nervous and excited,’ she plays Shaunak’s (Vikram) girlfriend Medha. The character is unlike the roles she has played so far and she has most of her scenes with Vikram. She further added that it was a learning experience for her at the sets as her co-actors bring their experiences to the table.
Atanu Ghosh opened up to the daily about the subject of the film. The central premise of the film is that debt or a loan need not be necessarily monetary. It brings to the fore the concept of debt and ‘the idea of freedom attached’ to it. He added that debts bear unquantifiable mental and emotional costs and can take a toll on the lender, not just the recipient. He said, “Interestingly, just think the person to whom you have to pay the debt might be terribly unsettled as well.”
Gargee Roychowdhury, a TV and film actor known for films like Ramdhanu - The Rainbow, Meghnad Badh Rahasya, and Haami, has sung for Shesh Pata. The actor had revealed to ToI previously that this is her first playback song for a feature film. She has crooned for Goutam Ghose’s short film before. “This time I recorded the two Rabindrasangeets and both my director and music composer Debyajyoti Mishra are happy with the final outcome,” Gargee revealed, while also adding that the songs are included at engaging points within the film’s run time.
Shesh Pata is about the burden of debt in one or the other form in our lives. The plot centres on three main characters — Balmiki, a stubborn non-conformist writer; Medha, a sensitive middle-aged woman undergoing a crisis; and a recovery agent Sounak.
More details on the film are yet to be announced.