The who’s who of the Bengal movie trade attended the assembly. That included the likes of Goutam Ghose, Arindam Sil, Kaushik Ganguly, Churni Ganguly, Srijit Mukherji, Shiboprosad Mukherjee, Ustad Rashid Khan, Rituparna Sengupta, Abir Chatterjee, Firdausul Hasan, Mahendra Soni, Ashok Dhanuka, Himanshu Dhanuka, Nishpal Singh Rane, Arijit Dutta, Hiran Chatterjee, Rudranil Ghosh, Paoli Dam, amongst others.
Talking concerning the Satyajit Ray award, Sil mentioned, “I feel it’s a commendable effort by the union ministry. That is precisely what the centenary celebrations of the legend ought to begin off with.” Producer Firdausul Hasan welcomed this transfer too. “The hassle made by the union minister to fulfill us and listen to our views is extraordinarily considerable. I felt excellent to listen to that the union ministry is instituting an award in Ray’s identify. The union ministry’s effort to showcase Ray movies at Cannes can be commendable,” Hasan mentioned.
From authorities funds for films, pension for technicians and artists, tax rebates to the necessity for rising the marketplace for Bengali films, saving the one screens that want instant consideration and obligatory exhibits for Bengali movies with flat 50% producers’ share for them – the dialogue spanned over varied points involving Tollywood. Strategies had been additionally given on reviving the pattern of necessary Doordarshan screening of movies making it to the Indian Panorama.
Through the interplay, Hasan raised the priority about the necessity to improve the Bengali movie market to Bangladesh. In line with him, Hindi movies and people made down South simply do enterprise value 100 crores whereas films made in Bengali, which has been ranked on the seventh place amongst 100 most spoken languages internationally, battle to do enterprise value Rs 2 crore. “Bengal is culturally so wealthy. We have to discover out the place the fault lies in not with the ability to market our movies. We have to discover a resolution to that. As producers, we would like the market of Bengali films to extend. Sadly, we will’t launch our films in Bangladesh. The I&B minister assured us that discussions are on to type out this subject,” Hasan mentioned.
The producer additionally steered that movies and picture financial institution of virgin places of Bengal be posted on the Nationwide Movie Growth Company web site. “Moreover, I additionally highlighted that extra branches of the Animal Welfare Board in India be constituted. India is the best movie producing nation on this planet. At current there is only one workplace in Chennai from the place everybody must acquire the no objection certificates from the board for utilizing performing animals in movies, serials and commercials,” Hasan mentioned. He additionally pointed on the sudden hike within the quantity to be paid for acquiring permission letter to make use of animals and birds in cinemas from the Board. “I steered a discount of the appliance charges that had seen a steep soar from Rs 500 to Rs 55,000,” Hasan added.
The issues involving obligatory employment of technicians that unnecessarily improve the finances of movies had been additionally an necessary a part of the dialogue.