Her lost butterfly

  • Sourav Paul Datta
  • Sourav Paul Datta
  • Sourav Paul Datta
  • Dipankar Deshmukh
  • Dipankar Roy
  • Rukmini Sircar
    Key Cast
    Katti Nrittam, Ashen
  • Tapasya Dasgupta
    Key Cast
    Dear Maya, Antim Paath
  • Madhabi Mukherjee
    Key Cast
    Lonely Wife, Utsab, The Big City,
  • Dip Dey
    Key Cast
  • Sucharita Manna
    Key Cast
  • Suraajit Chowdhury
    Key Cast
    The Fourth Dimension
  • Ipsita Kundu
    Key Cast
  • Ishika Das
    Key Cast
    "The child"
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    drama, psychological
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 55 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
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    Digital, Sony Slog UHD
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Director Biography - Sourav Paul Datta

Sourav Paul Datta always wanted to make films, for as long as he can remember. However, when time came to choose, he opted for a more stable career in engineering and landed a job. The bug of filmmaking, using the visual medium to tell stories, did not just go away. Eventually, he saved some money and started making short films. Both as a calling card and to tell all those stories that he had been itching to tell. That was in 2015. He began telling stories with a unique narrative in which death became a central theme over and over again. Some of his most talked about short films are Rupkothar Kahini – The Grandfather Paradox, and The Fourth Dimension. He names Akira Kurosawa, Frederico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman as his inspirations, and says his work has been greatly influenced by the films of Buddhadeb Dasgupta. Since he has never been formally trained in the art of filmmaking, over the years he collaborated with several professional filmmakers, to hone his craft, which resulted in the beautiful, poetic frames that can be seen in his films. Sourav Paul Datta is a director with a singular vision, who often chooses to put in his work as a cinematographer too, so as to give his vision a sharper edge.

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Director Statement

In my life journey, I have seen some people suffering from the pain of losing loved ones. Sometimes it is difficult to reconcile with the losses and they decide to end their lives. But on the other side, few people are in the same situation, suffering from pain and agony but says - there are others with even worse situations and that is how finally they survive.
This made me wonder – Do we miss something to see? Do we miss something to feel?
I believe-
“Love is the only way that can rescue, and nature returns us whatever we give it.”
With these questions and few answers, I had written “Aabesh- Her lost butterfly” a few years back and at the beginning of 2019, we started production. With two and a half years in the making, this has been a long journey. An intensely personal piece for me but packaged for the viewer in a way that is both accessible and more importantly, honest. Selfishly, I feel like I have achieved what I wanted to show.