ABOUT SUDIPTO SEN
Famous Indian writer-director Sudipto Sen gained notoriety when the trailer for his divisive Hindi film The Kerala Story, which was based on the story of thousands of girls from Kerala who were forcibly and unlawfully converted to Islam in order to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was released in November 2022.
On January 16, Sudipto Sen was born in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India. Capricorn is his horoscope sign. Sudipto went to BT Road Government School in Kolkata and Jalpaiguri Zilla School in West Bengal from fourth to seventh grade. At the University of Calcutta, he pursued physics bachelor’s and applied psychology master’s degrees.
Sudipto made his directorial debut in 1997 with the nonfiction movie The Other Wealth. He was the director of the 1998 documentary Land Within Ripples. Sudipto served as a producer with the World Bank from 1998 to 2002. He helmed The Last Monk, an English-language feature film, in 2006.
At the Singapore International Film Festival that year, Sudipto’s film The Last Monk received a nomination for Best Direction. He directed the bilingual Hindi/French movie Akhnoor in 2007. His feature film directorial debut in Malayalam, Anthiponnovettam, came in 2008. Later, he was the director of a few movies, including Guru Ji: Ahead of Time (2018), Aasma (2018), Gurujana (2022), and The Kerala Story (2023).
LET US KNOW MORE ABOUT SUDIPTO SEN AGE, HEIGHT, WIFE, CAREER, NET WORTH, BIOGRAPHY, MOVIE, THE KERLA STORY CONTROVERSY & MORE….
|Profession||Writer & Director|
|Famous For||Directing the Hindi Film ” The Kerala Story”|
|Date of birth||16 January|
|Age (as in 2023)||Not Known|
|Birthplace||Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India|
|Hometown||Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India|
|School||-Jalpaiguri Zilla School in West Bengal(From 4th to 7th standard)|
-BT Road Government School, in Kolkata
|College & University||University of Calcutta|
|Educational Qualification||-A Bachelor’s degree in Physics &|
-A Master Degree in Applied Psychology
|Height (Approx.)||5’3′ (161 cm)|
|Figure (Approx.)||Not Known|
|Hair Color||Salt & Pepper|
AFFAIRS AND MORE
FAMILY AND MORE
|Father||Not Known(Will soon Update)|
|Mother||Not Known(Will soon Update)|
|Favorite Food||Dal, Rice & Chicken Biryani|
|Favorite Actor||Ranveer Kapoor|
|Favorite Actress||Adah Sharma & Madhubala|
|Favorite Color||Not Known|
|Favorite cuisine||Indian food|
|Favorite Music||Not Known|
|Favorite Dress||Kurta Pajama|
|Favorite Destination||Goa & Switzerland|
HOBBIES AND MONEY FACTOR
|Hobbies||Cooking & Travelling|
|Net Worth (Approx.)||Not Known (Will Soon Update)|
SOCIAL MEDIA ID
UNKNOWN FACTS ABOUT SUDIPTO SEN
- Sudipto Sen consumes meat and dairy products.
- At the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Sudipto’s English-language feature film “The Last Monk” had its world premiere.
- At the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in November 2022, Sudipto Sen was the only Indian chosen to serve as a jury member.
- As the Chief Juror for the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, Nadav Lapid released a statement on November 28, 2022, during the closing ceremony in which he criticized the Bollywood film The Kashmir Files and labeled it “disturbing and vulgar.” When Sudipto Sen was questioned in an interview about his thoughts on Nadav’s remark, he described it as “unethical” and stated,
It is customary, polite, and ethical for the jury board to discuss winning films. We do not discuss movies that have not won anything. The jury board is unrelated to someone showing a rejected movie for debate in a public setting. I would consider it unethical if one of us decided to speak out about a movie that was not even recognized on some platform. The festival’s atmosphere was completely shattered by just one incident at the closing ceremony .
- Pakistani vocalist and composer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan provided his voice to the commercial’s theme tune, which Sudipto Sen directed for the Shell plc oil corporation.
- At gatherings and parties, Sudipto Sen is frequently seen enjoying alcoholic beverages with friends.
- Two of Sudipto’s interests include traveling and cooking.
- At the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) – School of Arts & Aesthetics in New Delhi, Sudipto Sen held the position of Education Council Member.
- The Indian Panorama section of the 53rd International Film Festival of India will screen Gurujana, a movie by Sudipto Sen.
For showing his movie “In The Name of Love — Melancholy of God’s Own Country” at JNU, he was physically assaulted
The Global Indian Foundation and the Vivekanand Vichar Manch hosted a screening of Sudipto’s film In The Name of Love – Melancholy of God’s Own Country on April 28, 2018, at the Sabarmati Dhaba of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.
As soon as the screening began, members of the Gender Sensitization Committee Against Sexual Harassment and the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) interrupted it, claiming that the movie was based on the idea of love jihad (illegal religious conversion of women to Islam), which could foster animosity between various religious groups.
The protesters who were against the movie hurt a number of students, harassed a number of female students, and even drove a security guard over with a car. Sudipto alleged that during the riot, he was punched, shoved, and physically abused by protesters who also tried to damage his laptop and hard drive. In an interview, Sudipto voiced his anger at the JNU students’ aggressive treatment of him, saying,
The movie is neither anti-Muslim nor, for that matter, anti-community. It primarily concerns the pattern we noticed in Kerala and the larger ISIS goal, foreseen by V.S. Achitanandan, to turn Kerala into an Islamic state.
The degree of intolerance, the nature of the abuse, and the disposition with which they approached a work of art. If you are stifling the truth or preventing art from being exhibited, then what I did is my art, and the situation in JNU is essentially anti-democratic.
We are not irrational, and we used no emotive words. Each statement made in the movie is supported by a supporting document. We have the docs, which are annoying documents. So far, we have only discussed the documents we have gathered. It is very frightening.
A complaint has been filed accusing “The Kerala Story” of defaming the state.
Sudipto released the teaser for the movie The Kerala Story in November 2022. According to the teaser, about 32,000 females were converted to Islam, transported to Islamic State-controlled regions in Syria and Afghanistan, and ultimately coerced into joining the terrorist organization “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS).
The clip was heavily criticized online as soon as it was made public for purportedly depicting the state as “the core of Islamic terrorism.” A journalist from Tamil Nadu named BR Arvindakshan submitted a complaint asking for the film to be banned till the director verifies the information in it. He claimed that the movie was made with the intention of destroying the state’s peace, unity, and integrity, which might cause racial tensions.
A case was filed under the Indian penal code’s sections 153 A and B, which prohibit “[promoting disharmony and enmity] between different groups on the basis of religion.” In his complaint, Arvindakshan wrote:
Making Kerala out to be a state that supports terrorism through the movie is a really bad idea.Given that this film has been portrayed negatively in Kerala, it is not only against the unity of India but also against the sovereignty, but also trying to tell that this is a very shameful thing for the intelligence agencies of the country.. 32,000 women were forced to join ISIS after being converted, according to the teaser.
If so, then every day for the previous ten years, nine women from Kerala have converted to Islam and joined ISIS. This indicates that 3,000 women join ISIS annually. Without the ability to verify the information, this does not seem acceptable.
Speaking to the media, Sudipto provided the following justification:
32,000 females went missing, as I stated. Locals in places like Kasargod or Mallapuram in northern Kerala will tell you that the figure may be as high as 50,000. What the movie is about is the why and how of what happened. I can not yet give away the entire plot of the movie. Additionally, I have spoken with the NIA directly. Give me some time, and I will provide all the information.
PEOPLE ALSO ASK ABOUT SUDIPTO SEN
1.Who is the Kerala story’s director?
Ans. Sudipto Sen
2.Who created the tale of Kerala?
Ans. Sudipto Sen, famed for films including “Aasma,” “Lucknow Times,” and “The Last Monk,” wrote and directed the movie. Sunshine Pictures Private Limited, which Vipul Amrutlal Shah created and who also serves as the film’s producer, creative director, and co-writer, is the company supporting “The Kerala Story.”