Robin Das
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Name
Robin Das
Profession
Hobbyist Filmmaker
Company
The Arts
Memberships, Affiliations, Unions
IMDb
Birthday
26th august
Website
http://robindasichapore.blogspot.com
IMDB profile link
http://wwww.myspace.com/robindas
LinkedIn Address
http://www.linkedin.com/in/robinfilmmaker
Facebook Address
http://www.facebook.com/RDmoviemaker
Resume (Position, Network/Production Company, Year, Location, & Description) - you can cut and paste your resume here
News Article on Bengal Post:

When social meets spiritual

By Monami Ghosh,On 1-01-2013

33 10 0


Filmmaking is a way of life for engineer-turned-director Robin Das. Having made documentary films for a number of years and having won the Bengali Film Journalists’ Award(BFJA) for his documentary, Lovers’ Paradise in 2004, he debuts as a feature filmmaker with his film, Ek Paaye Royecho Dariye. The film has been invited to the Cairo Film festival. On being asked how he feels about it, he says, “ I am overwhelmed to have received the invitation. For me, filmmaking is an art that I practise with sincerity. For somebody like me, a festival invitation or appreciation from connoisseurs of cinema, is fulfilment enough.” Talking about his film, he reveals, “I have attempted to map the ethical journey of humanity in my film. It is a juxtaposition of the social and the spiritual.”
Das was greatly moved when he watched a footage of the 26/11 carnage in Mumbai. On being asked whether this footage had influenced him to make a film, he says, “Terrorism is a malady that has plagued society for years. This is very disturbing. And the subcontinent is looked upon as a
corrupt place by other nations and the spiritual essence of India as a nation is fast degenerating. Although this has been a disturbing issue for years, it was the 26/11 issue that triggered off the urge in me to make a film that addresses terrorism.” However, the director maintains that his film is not just about terrorism as a social malady but it also has a multi-layered structure and explores the trials and tribulations of individuals. The director has tried to show how the plight of any individual is identical to the plight of a victim of terrorism. The existing political structure is such that everyone is a victim of terrorism in some way or the other. He also tries to show how the independence of an individual is actually a farce even in modern societies and in democratic nations as the government tries to manipulate the independent opinions of its citizens.
The film revolves around a poet, Kobi Sengupta, his wife and daughter. The poet’s wife is a 26/11 victim. The daughter is raped by her father’s former political associates and how the girl gains a foothold in this patriarchal society by overcoming her trauma forms the crux of the story. The film explores the
complexity of relationships as well as deconstructs the ideas of the soul. The spiritual side of the film portrays the detachment of the poet’s soul from his body and its interaction with his wife’s soul after she dies.
On being asked why his film is called Ek Paaye Royecho Dariye, the director explains, “Metaphorically speaking, an individual can balance himself on both his feet only if the body and soul are in harmony. In my film, the protagonist compromises with the wrongdoings of those in power and thus he is deserted by his soul. Therefore, the title Ek Paaye Royecho Daariye, which suggests that he stands only on one foot.” An admirer of Ritwik Ghatak and Satyajit Ray’s style of filmmaking, Das wants to continue making films that uphold his spiritual insights and are also redolent of a strong, social message. “Mrinal Sen’s Ekdin Pratidin is a great source of
inspiration for me. I want to make films that map everyday worries of simple people in society and show how social and political issues can change the nature of their lives completely,”
signs off Das.
Active Projects
1.Lovers" Paradise. 2003
2.Jawaliwalabag Of Bengal,2004
3.Aya chand Mama,2005
4.Missing President & His Army,2006
5.Man,Freedom & God,2007
6.Peace,2007
7.Window calls U(part ! & 2),2008-9
8.Ek Paye Royecho Dariye(And Lost Soul)2012
Favorites (Film, Director, Television, Actors, Musicians, etc.)
Satyajit Roy,Felini,Bergmen
Dreams & Goals
1.Dream :Official screening to Cannes, Berlin and won Oscar.
2.Goal:Best Director Award from BFJA
Debut feature gets Official selection to CIFF,BIFF,CFM

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At 11:01pm on August 2, 2009, Margaret G. said…
Thanks for the comment. Know of any short cuts to the Oscars? LOL
At 1:44pm on June 27, 2009, HARIKUMAR PILLAI said…
Hi
Nice profile
I am from Kolkata too
At 1:01pm on June 15, 2009, William F Artope said…
Thanks for inviting me as a friend, let's keep sharing work. I hope to have some of our features distributed soon.
At 3:05am on June 12, 2009, Deena Trudy said…
Hi Robin, nice to meet ya :))
At 3:31pm on May 16, 2009, Luis A. Ortiz said…
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But they have had someone crush their dreams, without even reading their script. I want to change that, go to my page and read about it. And join, this awesome quest.
At 11:16am on April 10, 2009, ChiKiSpirit said…
Thanks for adding me to your friends. I like your photos. Will give you an update on the videos later!
At 11:56am on April 9, 2009, Benson Lai said…
Hi ,

My name is Benson Lai, I am a composer for films. I just wanted to introduce myself. I score a variety of music. My demo reel is located at http://www.blcompositions.com . If you need any music for your projects please let me know. I provide very affordable rates. Anyways it was nice to meet you.

Best Wishes,

-Benson
At 9:21am on March 29, 2009, Psh Project said…
Thanks for the kind acceptance!
Nice to meet you on here...
keep up the good work!
Feel free to give me a shout anytime
and all the best with your future!
Paul
At 2:12am on March 28, 2009, Scripts said…
Hi. I didn't get your email, can you resend it to scripts@earthlink.net?

Thanks.

Rob Tobin
At 12:35pm on March 25, 2009, Jody Jaress said…
Thanks for accepting my friendship and sending a message....
What do you have in mind?
Feel free to email me: jodyjaress2@aol.com

Much happiness.... Jody
 
 
 

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