Disappearance of Anik’s Ghost

FILM IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF COMMERCIAL ART: SATYAJIT RAY

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Despite CBFC approval, State of West Bengal & Kolkata Police obstructed Director, Anik Datta’s ‘Future Ghosts’, from being exhibited. The film was duly released in Kolkata on 15.02.2019. By the evening of 16.02.2019, without any communication from the exhibitors, the film was abruptly and suddenly taken off most cinema halls. Today the film is off all the screens in Kolkata that are under the jurisdiction of Kolkata Police. Tickets are available only at Jayanti Cinema, Barrackpore. Anik Datta had previously directed, the outstandingly successful film, ‘Ghost’s Future’ and had popularized the genre.

Supreme Court has ordered State of West Bengal to ensure screening of ‘Future Ghosts’ without obstruction or restraint of any kind whatsoever [Indibily Creative Pvt. Ltd. v. Govt. of West Begali, Diary No. 8409 of 2019]. Wait and watch.