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Lord Curzon, his pen, to appear in new Bengali film
India Express Kolkata | November 20, 2016

New film fictionalises Lord Curzon’s journey
The Hindu Kolkata | November 21, 2016 

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  Date Headlines Publication Edition Page
12th Nov, 16 The success story continues Ei Samay- Onno Samay Kolkata 03
16th Nov, 16 Curzon Er Kolom Newsbeat Kolkata 19
17th Nov, 16 Will Curzon’s Pen ever be found? Aitijya Bangla Kolkata 04
20th Nov, 16 Lord Curzon’s pen to appear in new Bengali Film. The Indian Express Kolkata
20th Nov, 16 Lord Curzon’s pen to appear in new Bengali Film. Business Standard Kolkata
20th Nov, 16 Lord Curzon’s pen to appear in new Bengali Film. India Today Kolkata
21st Nov, 16 Lord Curzon’s pen to appear in new Bengali Film. News Edges Kolkata
21st Nov, 16 New film fictionalises Lord Curzon’s journey The Hindu Kolkata
21st Nov, 16 Lord Curzon, his pen to appear in new Bengali Film. Punjab Times Kolkata
21st Nov, 16 Lord Curzon, his pen to appear in new Bengali Film. News Boss Kolkata
21st Nov, 16 Lord Curzon, his pen to appear in new Bengali Film. Feedcabal Kolkata
25th Nov, 16 Action Time The Times of India (Kol) Kolkata 08
25th Nov, 16 Fun in between the shoot. Ei Samay (Onno Samay) Kolkata 04
25th Nov, 16 Curzoner Kolom on the floor. Allure Kolkata 14
2nd Dec, 16 Future of Tollywood Femina Kolkata 127
8th Dec, 16 Shooting going on for the Curzoner Kolom movie Aitijya bangla Kolkata 03
15th Dec, 16 Curzon parties in town The Times of India (Kol) Kolkata 03
19th Dec, 16 Curzoner Kolom Pratyahik Khabar Kolkata 12

The Hindu – KOLKATA: NOVEMBER 21, 2016 00:00 IST

New film fictionalises Lord Curzon’s journey

A Bengali film is bringing back Lord Curzon in a fantasy tale on the silver screen. “ Curzoner Kalom [Curzon’s Pen] is a fictional account of Lord Curzon leaving behind his pen after inaugurating a Durga Puja at a bonedi [affluent] household of North Kolkata in 1905 and the events unfolding later on,” director Souvik Mitra said.

Reviving the era of ‘Bango Bhango’ (Partition of Bengal) in 1905, the film will visit the tumultuous days with scenes of agitation outside the fictional Zamindar household as Curzon comes to inaugurate the Durga Puja, Mr. Mitra said. Rare still footage of the period and graphics will be merged to give it an authentic look.

“The background will reverberate with ‘Go back Curzon’ slogans raised by ‘swadeshis’ and sounds of protests against splitting of Bengal as we sought to recapture the era, but what better way than setting it in the time of the heady days of partition,” the director said.

‘Two key features’

“We have sought to combine two important features that troubled the Bengali psyche — one is the festering wound of dividing a State having people who share the same food, speak the same language and sing the same melodies. The other feature revolves round a Bengali’s sentimental attachment to the Durga Puja,” Mr. Mitra said.

An Englishman will essay the role of Lord Curzon, while actor Saheb Bhattacharya will enact a young member of the aristocratic Mitra household of North Kolkata. The other half of the film will be set in contemporary times when a pen, left behind by Curzon in October 1905, is discovered from an obscure corner of the mansion. — PTI



India Express
 By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:November 20, 2016

Lord Curzon, his pen, to appear in new Bengali film

Curzoner Kalom (Curzon’s Pen) is a fictional account of Lord Curzon leaving behind his pen after inaugurating a Durga Puja at a affluent household of North Kolkata

A Bengali film is bringing back Lord Curzon in a fantasy tale on the silver screen. Curzoner Kalom (Curzon’s Pen) is a fictional account of Lord Curzon leaving behind his pen after inaugurating a Durga Puja at a ‘bonedi’ (affluent) household of North Kolkata in 1905 and the events unfolding later on,” director Souvik Mitra told PTI.

Reviving the era of ‘Bango Bhango’ (Partition of Bengal) in 1905, the film will visit the tumultuous days with scenes of agitation outside the fictional Zamindar household as Curzon comes to inaugurate the Durga Puja, Souvik said. Rare still footage of the period as well as graphics will be merged to give the film an authentic look. “The background will reverberate with ‘Go

“The background will reverberate with ‘Go back Curzon’ slogans raised by ‘Swadeshis’ and sounds of protests against splitting of Bengal as we sought to recapture the era, but what better way than setting it in the time of the heady days of partition,” the director said.

“We have sought to combine two important features that troubled the Bengali psyche – one is the festering wound of dividing a state having people who share the same food, speak the same language and sing the same melodies.

“The other feature revolves round a Bengali’s sentimental attachment to the Durga Puja,” Souvik said. An Englishman, a regular in city’s social circles, will essay the role of Lord Curzon, while young actor Saheb Bhattacharya will enact a young member of the aristocratic Mitra household of North Kolkata in the film.

The other half of the film will be in the contemporary times when the ‘Kalom’ left behind by Curzon in the October 1905, is discovered from an obscure corner of the mansion during a clean-up process for the 111-year old Durga Puja by a present day descendant and events unfold thereafter.

Apart from the pen, which itself becomes a character, newcomer Poulami will be among the cast. Describing the film as of the same genre as Ray’s adventure classic Sonar Kella or more recent fantasy/science fiction Patalghar by a contemporary director, the film’s music director Debojyoti Mishra said “Curzoner Kalom” deals with the greed of human beings.”

“The historical element in the film has been narrated in the family song, the virtual anthem of the household known to every member running through generations. There will be a few more numbers in the genres of ‘Agomoni’ and others and I find the briefs quite interesting,” Debojyoti, who was closely associated with late Rituparno Ghosh, said.

Moments to share

Success Party - Dec 11, 2016
The video was taken with a smart phone.
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18 minutes of Adda - Sep. 21,2016

Preview of Curzoner Kalom - 18 minutes of Adda on Sep. 21______________________________
Shooting - Nov. 26, 2016
Dashami - The day the mystery of Curzon's pen was solved (Not in this video though)

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Shooting - Nov. 15, 2016
Duration of shooting: 3 hours (only 12 minutes
captured here) Final video: 1 minute