Adieu Goddard-fame Amartya Bhattacharya decided to make a film based on this album.
In 2020, Rupam Islam joined hands with Amyt Datta in his music album Aami. Later, in 2022, Adieu Goddard-fame Amartya Bhattacharya decided to make a film based on this album. Now the film, Son Of Adam, is all set to world premiere later this month at the prestigious 77th Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno 2023 (77th Salerno International Film Festival) in Italy. The festival, which runs in the Italian city of Salerno from November 27th, is one of the oldest film festivals which started in 1946 and featured masters like Vittorio De Sica, Rossano Brazzi, Adriana Benetti, Maria Mercader, and Mariella Lotti in its inaugural edition. Son of Adam, which is in the feature film competition (Lungometraggi) will be screened on the night of December 1 at the Cinema Augusteo in Salerno.
The script and screenplay have been written by Amartya, and the film is produced by actor/producer Swastik Choudhury, under the banner of Swastik Arthouse in association with FilmStop Entertainment. Swastik also plays the protagonist in the film, and Priyanka Ghosh Roy (known for her performance in the critically acclaimed film Runanubandha) plays the female lead. Rupam Islam and Amyt Datta appear in very interesting cameos which is crucial in the context of the screenplay.
Talking about the film, Rupam said, “Inspired by the songs of Aami, Amartya wrote a screenplay and narrated it to me. It felt unique and different in a lot of ways. It's a very unconventional approach. We worked together, and I could see that the team was fueled by a lot of passion. I was amazed by some extraordinary locations. Not just Kolkata, the film explores several beautiful locations across Andaman, Darjeeling, and western parts of Odisha. The outcome is very exciting. I think the film will offer something very fresh and new. Not just the songs, but from performance to sound design, it's a film to surely watch out for.”
Amartya, who is also known as an ardent follower of Rupam, said, “I have been following Rupam Islam's work since my school days. Never thought I'd be so lucky to be a part of such a collaboration. I can't thank him enough to have put his trust in me. I feel happy that the film is premiering at one of the world's oldest festivals and at such a vintage theatre.”
The film contains all eight songs of the album (written, composed, and sung by Rupam, with Amyt Datta on the guitars) and is the foundation on which the narrative evolves.