4 DAYS TO GO! Devi Awards Kolkata!
Our next award winner to be featured in the Devi Awards countdown series is Pritha Chakraborty!
Her debut movie, Mukherjee Dar Bou is among the highest-grossing films in the Bengali film industry this year so far. Meet Pritha Chakraborty, the 31-year-old filmmaker, from the small town of Ranaghat. The identity crises that the middle-class homemakers face and the sacrifices they make for the sake of their family is an issue that has always moved Pritha as a woman. And in her commercial debut film too, this SRFTI alumna tried to tell the tale of such women through a heart-warming relationship story of a mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law. Pritha's first tryst with the camera took place when she made Silent Voices, a documentary film in 2015, which also earned laurels at various international film fests including Hot Doc festival in Canada, Sheffield Doc Fest UK and New York Film Fest. Her short film for YouTube called Mayera Mithye Kotha Bole, (Mothers Lie) that released on YouTube on Mother’s Day in 2017, deals with the ever-sacrificing and caring nature of mothers. This movie went viral leading to another short on Father’s Day called Babara Thake Ei Bhabe Nishshobde (Fathers remain Silently). She has always been intrigued by human emotions and their layers and wants to make meaningful cinema and tell stories close to her heart on the screen including women's issues.
The Devi Awards will be held for the first time in Kolkata on 31st August at the ITC Royal Bengal.