At one time, Shiboprosad’s movies could not be found in the cinema hall, he had to go around the door with the story of the producers. But no one would agree to make a movie. He would be rejected, he would get hurt, but he would not give up. And that is why the boy who made movies for only 50 paise is one of the most successful directors and producers in Bengal today.
Shiboprosad Mukherjee was born on March 20,1974 in a middle class Bengali family in Baranagar, Calcutta. First Baranagar Ramakrishna Mission Ashram School then Hindu School, the boy’s school life was spent in these two schools. He then graduated in Political Science from Jadavpur University. But in the meanwhile the acting ghost is sitting on the boy’s head. So he started learning the nuances of theater from the famous drama personality Rudra Prasad Sengupta. But just doing theater does not make the stomach move.
So he joined Anandalok Magazine as a journalist. And here he got acquainted with the famous film director Rituparno Ghosh. Within a few days, he realized the story-telling essence hidden in the boy. Rituparno Ghosh gave the boy a chance to act in movies like Bariwali, Dahan etc. Before that, however, the boy had gained some popularity by acting in serials like Raja Dasgupta’s Ekushey Paa, Janmabhoomi, or Ghum Nei. The acting was done, this time the ghost pressed on the boy’s head to direct the movie. With one hand, he started managing multiple fiction and non-fiction shows of famous Bengali channels including ETV Bangla. But once the movie bug enters the head, it is not easily released. He decided to make a movie based on a story by Suchitra Bhattacharya after talking to Nandita Roy. The story is ready, but who will put money in it?
Rituparna Sengupta came forward to produce the movie when there was no work even after turning to the doors of 50 producers one by one. The movie was made in 2008. But it took three years to get released. The movie Ichche was released in 2011. The movie that was not available in the hall at first became a blockbuster hit later. The movie was shown at Rashtrapati Bhavan and it was through this movie that two directors Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy were born in the world of Bengali film. They made a movie called Accident only to make a movie with a good camera and took only one taka. Even after sharing 50 paise each, they had a smile of contentment on their faces. These people will be successful no matter who they are.
Shiboprosad has made it clear to everyone that if he fights without breaking down in bad times, success will come one day or the other. So maybe the boy who didn’t get a producer once is a producer himself today. The name of Shiboprosad & Nandita Devi’s production house is Windows Production. From where today they give new directors new writers new actors in movies. Shiboprosad Mukherjee, who was paid 50 paise, made a movie like Rasgolla by pouring two and a half crore rupees today. Then you understand where honest work can take a person. Stay well Shiboprosad, we want to get the gift of better Bengali movies directed by you and Nandita Roy.