After the immense success of Cakewalk the first look of Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s second film “A Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh: Season’s Greetings” will unveil on August 31on the occasion of Rituparno Ghosh’s 56th Birth Anniversary. Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan who had worked Rituparno Ghosh in ‘The Last Lear’ ( 2007) has not only assented to unveil the film’s poster but has also recorded a special video message remembering the filmmaker.
On his message, Amitabh Bachchan stated, “31st August marks the 56th birth anniversary of Rituparno Ghosh. One of Bengal’s most prolific filmmakers. I have the great pleasure and honour working with him in The Last Lear. His thought process was so clear and so vivid in the way he not only made his films and chose the subjects that he wished to make. And then finally editing the film and bringing it to the audience with the kind of music was certainly a great joy to watch and be a part of. We lost him too early. Now Ram Kamal Mukherjee worked as a journalist for more than twenty years and have won accolades for his body of works is paying tribute to Ritu in his second Hindi film Season’s Greetings.”
“The film has become India’s first film to have official collaboration with United Nations under the Free & Equal for LGBTQIA cause. I would like to wish the leading cast of the film Lillette Dubey, Celina Jaitly, Azhar Khan and Shree Ghatak all the very best. I also wish the producers Aritra Das and Shailendra Kumar all the very best for supporting an independent filmmaker like Ram Kamal who is trying to create different content through his cinema,” added Amitabh Bachchan.
On this note director, Ram Kamal Mukherjee says, “I think this is a very big moment for all of us. When someone as a respectable and talented icon from Indian film industry agrees to unveil the first look of your film. I approached Amit Ji because he has worked with Ritu da in The Last Lear, which was loosely based on popular play Aajker Shahjahan. When someone as senior and talented as Amit Ji talks about an Indie filmmaker it holds a lot of importance.’’
Lead actor Celina Jaitly who plays the role of Romita in the film says, “A true friend continues to heal your broken heart long after you lose your life to it also. Amit Ji’s coming on board to launch the poster of our humble venture Seasons Greetings is a true example of the fact that loyalty, faith and friendship surpasses the weakness of the human body and signifies the strength of the human soul. Additionally, a legend like Amit Ji’s belief in a heartfelt humble project like ours is of great encouragement to all who pursue cinema with passion.”
This film produced by Aritra Das and Shailendra Kumar under the banner of Assorted Motion Pictures and SS1 Entertainment. It also marks the debut of Kumar Sanu’s son Jaan Kumar Sanu as a playback singer, visually impaired vocalist Sayani Palit and debutant Sarbani Mukherjee.