After directing successful shorts like Cakewalk and Seasons Greetings, now author turned director Ram Kamal Mukherjee will be wielding a megaphone for Rohit Bose Roy and Ritabhari Chakraborty for his third Hindi film Broken Frame. Based on his collection of his short stories Long Island Iced Tea, the film deals with martial ordeals of a couple in today’s time.
This short length feature film will be produced by Aritra Das, Gaurav Daga and Shailendra Kumar. Ritabhari who plays the female lead made her debut with Pari produced by Anushka Sharma, later seen in a music video with Ayushman Khurrana and also worked with Kalki Koechlin in Naked, is the daughter of celebrated filmmaker Satarupa Sanyal.
Meanwhile Rohit Bose Roy who is one of the busiest actors in tinsel town joins the cast. “It just took a phone call from Ram Kamal. I know him as a firebrand journalist and author, I loved Esha Deol’s character in Cakewalk. Since then I wanted to do something with him. Thankfully he called and narrated me the story. I was totally blown away when the read the script of Broken Frame .. even in a short film, every scene unfolded beautifully into another world when I was least expecting it.. it makes you smile and then makes you cry and then makes you smile again all within minutes.. I simply loved it,” added Rohit.
The film will be shot entirely in Kolkata and will have music by Shailendra Sayanti. “I watched Rohit’s short film Rice Plate with Shabana Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah which was a part of Sanjay Gupta’s Dus Kahaniyan. Since then I have liked his work. I have been following his work and waited for the right time to approach him. He was infact celebrating his daughter’s birthday at Maldives and when I called him to narrate the story he didn’t skip the call. He is a true professional and I am looking forward to work with him,” added Ram Kamal.
Talking about Broken Frames producer Aritra Das said, “I read Broken Frame when we launched Ram Kamal da book Long Island Iced Tea in Kolkata. Since then I was keen on making this as a web series, but somehow things didn’t materialize. Later when we launched our film production company and made three short films, we wanted to revive the project. That’s when I met Ritabhari and mentioned her about the story. She instantly liked it and then we got Rohit Roy on board.”