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If regional films from South can be screened in Gurgaon, why not Bengali films: Questions Gurgaon residents
It was during Aparna Sen's film Goynar Baksho, which was being screened in Delhi's Saket PVR, I realised that select few Bengali films are only screened in the capital for Bengalis living in and around the NCR region.

While initially, having the option to watch a Bengali film on a big screen was exciting, after the novelty wore off, I find it irritating now that I don't have more options. Bengali industry is going through a renaissance and every Bengali wants to be a part of it- I know I want to be!

Ask a Bengali residing in Gurgaon and everyone has one question- if regional films from South can be screened in Gurgaon, what is wrong with Bengali films. Not that they have anything against South India, it is only that Gurgaon has a good number of Bengali population and even if one film is showcased in a theater, it is bound to garner eyeballs and footfalls.

Talking about the same, Atin Chatterjee, President of Bongiyo Parishad said, “I saw Chander Pahar last and if there is one show per week, even then there would be house full shows- we have so many Bengalis in Gurgaon. I feel, even old films of Uttam-Suchitra, which we watch on DVD would also be very popular here. We are really interested and want such an initiative to take place.”

Seconding him, Sutapa Sengupta, again a Gurgaon resident, said that if there was one screen in Gurgaon, Bengalis would not have to rush to Delhi each time that a film is being screened. Adding further she also said, “A number of good films are being made now in Bengal and very few actually make it to Delhi, which doesn't leaves us an option or a choice. Moreover if South Indian films can run in different multiplexes, then what is wrong with Bengali films?”

Ratul Saha, also a resident of Gurgaon feels that only the best of the Bengali films make it to Delhi but he misses the option to choose from a horde of Bengali films. “ In 2013, only three Bengali films made it to Delhi. I am not sure why Gurgaon theater owners do not screen Bengali films but I definitely see potential in Gurgaon.”

Echoing same sentiments Nabanita Dasgupta added, “Every time it is not possible to travel to Delhi, which becomes quite a burden at times.”

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