Bengali cinema has been a lighthouse in terms of artistic expression, says Anubhav Sinha

Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha recently visited Kolkata to attend Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). The renowned director in an interview spoke about his relationship with Bangla cinema and filmmakers. "Bengali cinema has been a lighthouse in terms of artistic expression. I can write a book on how Bengali cinema and filmmakers influenced me. Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Goutam Ghose -- the list goes on." He also pointed out the fact that Bengal is probably the first state where the audience supported art. "There were art films, which were, so to speak, commercially successful. This place belongs to intellectuals,"he added.

Anubhav Sinha