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Calling Bell

One day, a theatre artist of some repute, aged over 80, shakes off his ailment and dresses himself up before the mirror with an expectation of someone significant in his lonely house beside a railway station. Calling bells ring intermittently, but nobody turns up. The old man gets disillusioned and to his dismay he shuts himself off to enclosed darkness. After moments of poignant silence within he gets up as light percolates through the holes and he faces the mirror once again.

  • Subrata Kar
  • Subrata Kar
  • Chiranjit Majumdar
  • Sanjiban Duttaroy
    Key Cast
  • Subrata Kar
  • Subrata Kar
  • Subrata Kar
    Sound Designer
  • Kaushik Roy
  • Kaushik Roy
    Assistant Director
  • Debasish Roy
    Assistant Director
  • Gitashree Roy
    Script Supervisor
  • Amit Dey
    First Assistant Camera
  • Subhajit Mukhuti
    Second Assistant Camera
  • Kaushik Mallick
    Focus Puller
  • Dipan Chatterjee
  • Sisir Ghosh
    Best Boy
  • Debashish Roy
    Location Sound
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    17 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 20, 2021
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    1,000 USD
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Director Biography - Subrata Kar

Subrata Kar: About
Born in a small village in West Bengal, India, Subrata’s romance with camera began almost two decades ago when he started pursuing his interest in still photography. His love for capturing visual reality prompted him to explore his childhood dream of filmmaking.
His first venture, Re-Take, a short film, got him some kind of recognition as a filmmaker. It won the best film award in Siliguri Short and documentary festival 2011, West Bengal. That same year he received the Best film award for the same film in North Bengal Film Festival, Jalpaiguri. His second venture, a short film, ‘Lungi Dance’, was officially selected in the 3rd Delhi Shorts International Film Festival 2014. This film also got official selection in Brookelyn Film Festival, in 2015.
Moreover, he tried his hands on some documentary films also.
His failed attempts at Full Length feature film got him down both psychologically as well as having broken team.
Subrata Kar tries to make sure that his creative works project on the superiority of human beings over the other animals who don’t have a customizable brain.

1. Re-Take (2010)
2. Matrirupena (Docu-Edited by Subrata Kar) (2011)
3. Lungi Dance (2014)
4. On the Wings of Kulik (Docu) (2017)
5. A Place Called Mustang (Docu-Edited by Subrata Kar) (2018)
6. Calling Bell (2021)
7. People Called Mongols (Docu-Edited by Subrata Kar) (2021)

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