Filmmaker Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s second venture A Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh: Season’s Greetings will have world wide premiere on Zee 5 this winter.
After the success of Cakewalk, author turned director Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s second feature A Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh: Season’s Greetings will have world wide premiere on Zee 5, India’s leading digital platform. The 47 minute Hindi feature marks the comeback of Bollywood star Celina Jaitly Haag post marriage and motherhood. The film also stars theatre thespian Lillette Dubey and debutant Azhar Khan in the lead. This film also marks the debut of Bollywood’s first transgender actor Shree Ghatak in a pivotal role.
The film has become India’s first ever feature to collaborate with United Nations Free and Equal. The film deals with Article 377 and LGBTQIA community. “Since Rituda was very vocal about the cause, this comes up as a vital issue in the film. It’s weaved in subtly and that’s probably the beauty of the tale,” says director Ram Kamal. The film has two songs in Maithli language composed by Rabindranath Tagore and has been shot in beautiful locales in Kolkata by cinematographer Pravatendu Mondal.
Aparna Archarekar, Programming Head of Zee 5 Orginals says, “We are extremely happy to have author turned filmmaker Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s Hindi feature film A Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh: Season’s Greetings exclusively on Zee 5.
Produced by Aritra Das and Shailendra Kumar, the film also marks debut of Jaan Kumar Sanu, son of Bollywood playback singer Kumar Sanu.
The first look of the film was revealed by Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan on 56th birth anniversary of late Rituparno Ghosh on August 31st. In a special video message to director Ram Kamal Mukherjee, he expressed, “Ram Kamal worked as a journalist for more than 20 years and have written five books which fetched him many accolades. Now Season’s Greetings is his second Hindi film and I wish him and entire team all the best for this wonderful tribute to Rituparno Ghosh, one of Bengal’s most celebrated filmmaker.”