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'Goopy Gyne, Bagha Byne' set to return in new avatar

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

maestro Satyajit Ray's magical characters 'Goopy Gyne' and 'Bagha Byne' are all set to make a comeback in a new avatar next year, 50 years after the first involving the singer-drummer pair hit the silver screen.

Anindya Chatterjee, whose 'Open Tee Bioscope' (2015) received both critical acclaim and audience backing, takes along while donning the director's hat for his third

"This film is for the present generation audience as well as for those who have grown up watching the previous Goopy-Bagha films," Chatterjee said.

Ray had directed the 1969 film 'Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne' (GGBB) which was based on a story by his grandfather Upendra Kishore Roychowdhury, with the music and lyrics composed by Ray himself.

There were two sequels to it - 'Hirak Rajar Deshe' in 1980 and 'Goopy Bagha Phire Elo' in 1992 - and both the stories were written by Ray. The second sequel was directed by Satyajit's son

"Like the original classic and the two sequels, the new 'Bagha Byne' will also be a musical," said Chatterjee who has also made 'Projapoti Biskut' last year.

All the GGBB elements - the fantasy, the music, the Bengaliness - will be retained in the new film which is in a very early stage, he said.

"But the music will be different," said Chatterjee who has lent his voice, composed music and penned lyrics for many Bengali films and non-film albums.

Interestingly, the new Goopy-Bagha film would be produced by Purnima Pictures, which had presented the first children's fantasy in 1969.

"We had presented Ray's and by Ray. We are set to bring back in 2019," Arijit Dutta said on behalf of the production house.

"We initiated the project after getting the nod from Sandip Ray," he said adding the story line would not be similar to the original.

When contacted, said, "The makers said it's a modern day remake of the GGBB. We don't have any issue."

had earlier said on several occasions that there was very little possibility on his part to bring back following deaths of and Rabi Ghosh, who had immortalised respectively in the earlier films.

"So far I am concerned, there is no point in regretting the absence of the two stalwarts. We have to think about their replacements from the next generation," Chatterjee said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 17:55 IST