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Noted author turned filmmaker Ram Kamal Mukherjee will be directing his fourth short length Hindi feature ‘Broken Frame’ based on his bestseller fiction ‘Long Island Iced Tea.’ After making acclaimed films like ‘Cakewalk’ and ‘Season's Greetings,’ the director will be adapting the first short story from a collection of eight short stories published in 2017 by Leadstart Publishing.
“It’s one of the most popular story from the book and I received massive response from the film fraternity. I wanted to adapt the book into web series with a leading production house but unfortunately it didn't work out," said Ram Kamal Mukherjee.
The film revolves around the life of a couple, happily married for years. But on the night of their wedding anniversary something happens that changes the narrative of their life. "I think short films are all about human relationships. Within the limited time we need to tell a story that would intrigue the viewers. This particular story had the germ, but we had to tweak the narrative keeping the language of cinema in mind," added Ram Kamal.
Produced by Aritra Das, Gaurav Daga and Shailendra Kumar, the film will be shot in Kolkata during the monsoon. "I remember how celebrities would call Ram Kamal da and praise this particular story. It's a beautiful romantic story with twist in the tale," said Aritra Das from Assorted Motion Pictures. The cast of the film will be announced soon. "I have seen Cakewalk and I wanted to work with Ram Kamal and Aritra. They are young and making interesting content. The story of ‘Broken Frame’ excited me," said Gaurav Daga.Also read: Author Ram Kamal Mukherjee pens biography titled ‘Sanjay Dutt – One Man, Many Lives’
Shailendra Kumar from SS1 Entertainment who also doubles up as the music director of the film said, "This is our fourth venture as a team. After Cakewalk, Seasons Greetings and Rickshawala, I am really looking forward to this association. I have my faith in Ram Kamalda's vision, when he narrated me the story I was in love with the narrative." While Sameer Satija has penned the screenplay and dialogues, Ekta Bhattacharya has designed the teaser poster.