Bhubaneswar: ‘Amazon Adventure’ (Amazon Obhijaan), a sequel to Bengali blockbuster ‘Chander Pahar’, will be the first Bengali film to be released in Odia language.
The two-minute trailer (Odia) of the big-budget film, starring Dev in lead role, which was released yesterday, has so far garnered good views and appreciation from film buffs in the State.
For the first time, a Bengali film is releasing in six regional languages such as Bengali, Hindi, Odia, Assamese, Tamil and Telugu.
Directed by Kamaleswar Mukherjee, the film – based on popular Bengali writer Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhyay’s classic adventure fiction – will release on December 22.
Speaking to the media, SVF co-founder Mahendra Soni, who is producing the film, said: “Amazon Obhijaan will be the only Bengali movie to be released in five other languages.”
“Two years after fictional Italian adventurer Marco Florian failed in his mission, his daughter Anna approached the well-known Bengali explorer Shankar Choudhury, requesting him to join her for an expedition. He (Shankar) accepts Anna’s request and a journey begins to the heart of Amazon, to discover the hidden city of gold, El Dorado,” Mukherjee added.
Mukherjee had earlier directed ‘Chander Pahar’, where the intrepid adventurer Shankar went to South Africa in search of gold and diamond mines.
In ‘Amazon Obhijaan’, Shankar goes to the Amazon rainforest where he looks for El Dorado, the lost city of gold. Shankar is seen teaming up with a bunch of western explorers as he fights off jaguars, anacondas and seemingly malevolent tribes.
Amazon Obhijaan also stars Laboni Sarkar, Svetlana Gulakova and David James.