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Two commercially unreleased Bengali films will be screened in different competitive categories in the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival beginning today. The two films are Saibal Mitra's 2016 film 'Chitrakar' (The Last Mural) and Indrasis Acharya's 'Pupa' (2017). 'Chitrakar', starring Dhritiman Chatterjee and Arpita Chatterjee in the lead roles, would be screened in the Asian Select (Netpack award) section. Netpack stands for the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema. 'Chitrakar' revolves round a blind painter Bijon Bose and the contours of his relationship with a young painter Tithi. 'Pupa', to be screened in the competition section of Indian language's films in the festival, is about four lives sailing smoothly and suddenly on the crossroads due to a changed situation as a tough decision was now required. There are seven films in the Asian Select section while in the Competition Section on Indian Language's Films, the number of movies are 10. Besides these two movies, there are other Bengali films in various other categories.
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