Suman Sen’s Debut Feature ‘Eka’ (Solo) Selected


Suman Sen’s debut function as a author director, Eka (Solo), a gritty socio-political function movie, is chosen within the La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français 2021, an esteemed program tailor-made for younger filmmakers throughout rising nations to community with distributors and brokers the world over, as a part of the Pageant de Cannes.

Author-director Sen, presents us an immersive narrative of right now’s world from the angle of a susceptible and fragile frequent man. The movie, set in Kolkata, lays naked the decaying social, financial and cultural situations of our society.

The story takes us into every week of our foremost protagonist, Biplab’s life, a 56 years-old long-term diabetic insurance coverage agent. Each morning, on his option to his workplace in a crowded bus, he witnesses an enormous human toe of an enormous under-construction statue in the midst of the principle metropolis sq.. Totally lined in blue tarpaulin, the statue is meant to characterize the Frequent Man. Town is keenly ready for the President to inaugurate the monumental statue.


Alongside the week we spend with him, Biplab goes deeper and deeper right into a state of frustration and hopelessness. When all the things begins going mistaken in his life, the sensation that he failed his family members the identical means the society is failing him grows stronger. His guilt transforms into anger. One morning, Biplab will get down from the crowded bus and stands speechless and immobile in entrance of the statue. Within the occasions that observe, Biplab finds himself giving beginning to a mass revolt in his personal metropolis. His resistance provides rise to a strong worldwide motion.

“I consider that the rationale our society is failing right now, comes from the burden of our previous. I see the world by my father’s eyes. Their era failed us totally, in each sense. We now have grow to be intellectually bankrupt, emotionally remoted and politically paralyzed due to their indifference to society, to our Nation. The movie displays and paperwork the form of time I’m residing in for the final couple of years. A time of hatred, intolerance, violence”, says Sen, who can be the founding father of Fickle System, a content material studio based mostly in Mumbai.

“We’re at present within the strategy of auditioning and finalizing the forged and crew and are in dialog with a few of the best actors and crews from all throughout the World. The taking pictures is more likely to begin in mid-2022 in Kolkata,” says Arifur Rahman, Producer of Goopy Bagha Productions.


“Because the first time I met him, I believed that Suman Sen brings a refreshing and new voice to Indian unbiased cinema. I’ve already had the pleasure of experiencing his sensibility and powerful political anchoring in a earlier quick movie ‘The Silent Echo’ and so I’m greater than proud to be a part of this new journey as effectively,” says Dominique Welinski, founding father of DW.

Solo has been chosen alongside 9 different initiatives from all over the world, made by first and second-time function filmmakers. Solo was a part of NFDC Movie Bazaar’s co-production market in 2019 and was additionally chosen by Torino Movie Lab Subsequent (TFL) in 2020.

The movie, which is barely the fourth from India to safe a spot as a part of the celebrated program, is produced by Arifur Rahman and Bijon of Goopy Bagha Productions from Bangladesh and famend producer Dominique Welinski of DW Productions from France, lending it a very worldwide character.


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