With the idea of providing entertainment anytime, anywhere, Biiggbang Amusement announces its first collaboration with Assorted Motion Pictures with the internationally recognized award-winning film Rikshawala. The short film stimulates reflection and highlights an often overlooked calling of the rickshaw puller. The film has realistic undertones and shows a simple sense of storytelling, similar to yet different from Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s previous projects. Against the backdrop of the City of Joy, Kolkata, Rikshawala features talented actors like Avinash Dwivedi, Sangita Sinha and Kasturi Chakraborty who add special elements of life to the story.
This loyalty and simplicity is loved by audiences around the world and helps Rikshawala be selected for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival to recognize the insightful, entertaining and progressive New Age cinema from young and seasoned filmmakers. The critically acclaimed short also successfully brought back the award for best human rights film at the Cardiff International Film Festival, while its talented director Ram Kamal Mukherjee also won the award for best director at the International Film and Television Entertainment Award. Australia and the Rajasthan International Film Festival.
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As the world keeps up with the hustle and bustle and challenges of the new normal, Biiggbang Amusement is here to offer its audience a few moments of entertainment, cheers and laughter with its unconventional synopsis. The aim of the platform is to curate critically acclaimed short-form content, including award-winning festival films and shows, in one place.
Assorted Motion Pictures and director Ram Kamal Mukherjee, known for masterpieces like Seasons Greeting and Cakewalk, are proud partners of Biiggbang Amusement to grace its unparalleled library of content. The directing project by Ram Kamal Mukherjee is the creator’s very first Bengali feature film. This 50-minute drama film projects a powerful narrative about the life of rickshaw pullers and wonderfully captures relatable nuances through the film.
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Avinash Dwivedi shared his thoughts on the premiere: “Rikshawala is definitely a milestone for me and all of the awards including the best actor award at the 13th Ayodhya International Film Festival, and the awards in Cardiff and Melbourne really gave me a boost as an actor . I was very excited to be working on this project right after hearing the story of Dada (Ram Kamal Mukherjee). Before I met him, I was a little nervous about his seniority, but after meeting him I was very comfortable and we became friends immediately.
Every aspect of the film is relevant and touching. I was able to really connect with my character in the film. He is someone who would do anything for his family and love his job to the core. The movie will make you think and touch you in ways that you will not forget. While I was familiar with the Bhojpuri dialogues, Bengali is not a language that I’m very familiar with, but I wanted to try so I dubbed both of them. Bhojpuri and Bengali dialogues in film. “
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Excited about the premiere, Kasturi Chakraborty said, “Being part of Ram Da’s film Rickshawala has been both enriching and inspiring. It takes a close look at the lives of the people struggling in their own way to get what they want. In the case of my character, she goes through the sweet agony of heartbreak that is
something that I personally felt deeply. Ram Da had a vision for each of us and encouraged us to take this journey into our characters’ lives to achieve flawless authenticity. I think it is the unfiltered representation of the reality of the people in the film and its vision that has made it worthy of all appreciation worldwide. It is great that the film is now available for cinema lovers around the world on Biiggbang Amusement.
Ram Kamal Mukherjee, director and writer of Rikshawala, commented on this collaboration: “Rikshawala is a unique love story with a special twist. It’s a project that is very close to my heart and what makes it relevant is the humanity and realism of the characters. I’m also overwhelmed by such a positive global response and all of these awards and recognitions are really encouraging and I strive to tell a lot more stories that are full of realism and relativity.
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It was an amazing experience to work with talented actors like Avinash Dwivedi, Sangita Sinha and Kasturi Chakraborty who gave their sweat and blood to bring their characters to life. I saw Avinash at a birthday party in Juhu while Kasturi is a well-known television face, and I knew right away that they would be perfect for the roles I had envisioned. I’m also very excited about my very first collaboration with Biiggbang Amusement, and I’m proud to be part of the content library of carefully curated content. “
Sudigg Mukherjee, CEO and founder of Biiggbang Amusement, shared his thoughts on the brand’s initial collaboration, quoting: “At Biiggbang Amusement, we want to help our audiences by bringing them relatable and meaningful stories anytime, anywhere. While the upper crust of the audience consumes English content frequently, we try to seep through the crust to reach every viewer nationwide with different languages and genres cater to every niche. We are proud to partner with a talented creator like Ram Kamal Mukherjee and Assorted Motion Pictures to put the first short film on our content list. We plan to fill our content library with many more masterpieces and award-winning shows and films like Rikshawala. “
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The captivating short film by Aritra Das, Sarbani Mukherjee and Gaurav Daga also reached the ImagineIndia festival in Madrid and Spain and won laurels at the 13th Ayodhya International Film Festival, including the award for best actor and best director. Soon to be launched, Biiggbang Amusement is preparing for a competitive and unparalleled list of content aimed at entertaining, inspiring and amusing its audiences around the world.