A film to be made on Kolkata's porn industry.
Kolkata's porn industry.

A film to be made on Kolkata’s porn industry.

A film to be made on Kolkata’s porn industry.

Friendship clubs, ‘personal’ massage sessions, escort services and other things like that are nothing new in the city of Kolkata. In fact, local classified ads are brimming with such ‘invitations’. But the fact that, a whole porn film industry is growing because of these services is certainly something unusual.

And that’s exactly what director Ranadip Sarkar discovered when he decided to look at the world behind the ads. He said, “I was simultaneously shocked and fascinated after I explored the world of friendship clubs and massage parlours of our city. I developed my story on the basis of what I found. The films deals with the murky world of Kolkata’s porn film industry and how it operates.”

Ranadip’s film, ‘Not A Dirty Film’, is his second directorial venture and stars Shaheb Bhattacherjee as the protagonist, Neel. “Neel gets trapped in this world and through his eyes, we will witness the inner dealings of the industry. Shaheb has done a brilliant job,” added Ranadip.

Talking about the film, Shaheb said, “I don’t think any other Bengali film has been made on this topic before. For Neel, I have tried to break my chocolate boy image and tried to reinvent myself. It was a very dark and difficult role but I hope I have done justice to it.”

The film also features Locket Chatterjee, Kharaj Mukherjee, Rajatava Dutta and Ena Saha. Rajatava will be seen as a sleuth with a comic streak and Ena plays his assistant. “I’m sure the audience will love the Rajatava-Ena jodi. They give the much-needed comic relief to this dark narrative. Mumtaz Sorcar also plays an unusual character,” Ranadip added.