“I remember how Ritu wanted to make the serial to pay homage to the Bard as it was then the 150th year of his birth anniversary. He had only one brief - that it should reflect the literary content-rich <g data-gr-id="23">gharana</g> of Bengali films of the past,” Prosenjit said at the launch of the CD here this evening.
“The story line, script, the title tracks of the serial which was aired from June 28, <g data-gr-id="19">2010</g> to April 16, 2011, everything bore the Rituparno Ghosh <g data-gr-id="22">hall mark</g> and he took care in every detailing,” he said.
“And everyone knows how ‘Gaaner Oparey’, our first production for <g data-gr-id="25">small</g> screen, weaned back the discerning audiences to the prime evening slot of a private TV channel for months together. No history of Bengali serial will be complete without reference to ‘Gaaner Oparey’.”
Stating that the serial was the first stint on TV of his on company ‘nIdeas Creations and Productions’, he said, “It also gifted a bunch of talented new faces to Bengali film industry from Mimi <g data-gr-id="27">Chakroborty</g> to Arjun Chakraborty who became popular young screen actors.”
Rituparno was instrumental in bringing him to arthouse genre of films since 'Chokher Bali', Prosenjit said adding “We, especially me, more than miss him these days.”