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Shree Venkatesh Films to roll out 25 Bengali films over next three years

From Srijit Mukherjee to Aparna Sen, most of the major Bengali directors have been signed up.

Leading Bengali production company Shree Venkatesh Films has announced a line-up of 25 films to be released over the coming three years, according to a press release. The Kolkata studio’s founders Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni said that Rs 100 crores have been set aside for these movies.

The line-up includes the sequel to Amazon Obhijaan. The third installment in the Dev-starring Chander Pahar series will be directed by Kamaleswar Mukherjee.

In the pipeline are Siraj Ud Daulah and Tong Ling, both directed by Raj Chakraborty, and Anjan Dutt’s Finally Bhalobasha and Ami Asbo Phire. SVF will also produce Aparna Sen’s adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s novel Ghare Baire, titled Ghare o Baire, Sandip Ray’s Feluda and Professor Shonku O El Dorado, and Arindam Sil’s detective dramas Byomkesh Gotro and Asche Abar Shabor.

The production studio announced its expansion to Bangladesh with a production featuring Bangladeshi actor Shakib Khan, to be directed by Rajib.

Srijit Mukherjee will direct three films for the company: Uma, Kakababur Protyabarton and Ek Je Chhilo Raja. SVF will also produce its first film with Mainak Bhowmik, a coming-of-age film titled Generation Aami. Birsa Dasgupta will be directing an adaptation of Smaranjit Chakraborty’s novel Crisscross, as well as an emotional drama titled Bibhaho Obhijaan.

“Our commitment of Rs. 100 crores for producing 25 films over next 3 years will not only aim at taking Tollywood to the next level but also serve as a platform to harness fresh young talent in the industry,” Shrikant Mohta said in a statement. “In fact, with the super success of Amazon Obhijaan, we are excited and motivated to make the third part in the franchise even bigger.”

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