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‘Antoheen’ maker dedicates film to street children

Antoheen maker dedicates film to street children In sync with the theme which chronicles the journey of underdog Amol, Dev-starrer ‘Buno Haansh’ director Aniruddha Roy Choudhury on Sunday dedicated his film to the underprivileged children of the City of Joy.

The national award winner adman-turned-film maker with a midas touch, told PTI, “Like the Rags to Riches story of Amol, etched out so faithfully by Dev, I have been stunned to know the life history of some children of Anubhab Foundation and how they overcame the oddities. Especially the story of one gritty girl Khatoon who excelled in academics despite suffering so much burns at home before exams and still writing her papers after recovery.”

“Buno Haansh also speaks about the hardships faced by the characters in life and their dogged determination to change the course. Amol’s journey mirrors the journey of many such underprivileged youth. Let our film be an ode to such youngsters and the NGOs working to rescue them from dark alleys of life,” Aniiruddha, whose Antoheen had fetched four national awards, said.

“Also the principal actor himself underwent a life of struggle before attaining superstardom, as his reel life chronicled a journey from a modest Midnapore hamlet to the upscale neighbourhood in south Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi, that is also fantasy to inspire such kids.”

Rituparno Ghosh’s Bariwali actor, national award winner Sudipta Chakroborty said, “I am amazed with the choreographed show ‘Ei Je Raat’ by these children making a beautiful collage of all the tracks of Buno Haansh. We as members of the cast were not yet well-versed with the lyrics of Srijato but these children seem to know them by heart.

“It seems being from not so privileged surroundings they were more eager to learn everything that came their way,” she said.

“From seven children to 100, all facing difficult and many a time hostile surroundings, Anubhab Foundation has come a long way and we believe in imparting basic values and lessons to these children and tap their aesthetic sensibilities. It is the first time our children are introduced to a big banner film having big names of Tollywood,” a spokesperson of the Trust, which runs a school for economically backward students of the slum areas of Khidderpore, said.

Buno Haansh, produced by Reliance Entertainment, was premiered on Thursday evening.