Director Anik Dutta’s satirical work Bhabhishater Bhoot (future’s ghost) has mysteriously disappeared from cinema halls and multiplexes across West Bengal, just a day after the release. According to reports, some hall owners cited “technical glitches” for not screening the movie, while others said that they have “orders from higher authorities.”
The movie is reportedly a satirical take on the current political situation of West Bengal and India. The movie released across the state on Friday and public expressed considerable amount of excitement for it as well. However within a day, it disappeared.
According to the movie’s director Anik Dutta, a few days before the release, they received a call from the Kolkata police, demanding a spexial screening for the top cops, so as to avoid any controversies later on. But as the movie had already acquired clearance from the censor board, makers refused to arrange any such pre-screening.
The actors who worked in the movie, have also expressed their shock at the sudden disappearance. ” I personally checked till today (Saturday) afternoon, the movie was going houseful. It was taken down around evening, at most places technical fault is being cited, however other movies are running without any problem, ridiculous,” said actress Chaitri Ghosh.
Last year director Anik Dutta was embroiled in a controversy after her took a jibe at the pictures and banners of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, that covered the entite premises of Kolkata film Festival.