Everyone’s favourite Indian sweet, ‘Rosogolla’ will turn 150 next year. What is the best birthday gift you can give it? Make a biopic on the inventor of Rosogolla! With West Bengal winning the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for ‘Rosogolla’, a Kolkata-based director has launched a project to make a biopic on Nobin Chandra Das (1845-1925), the sweet maker who is believed to have invented the dessert in 1868. The film is set to hit the theatres in December next year.
The producers have selected 2018 as the year of its release as it will mark the anniversary of the GI tag and also it will be the 150th birth anniversary of Rosogolla, considering that this popular sweetmeat was invented by Das in 1868.
The producer of the film, also titled “Rosogolla”, will be Windows Production. To be directed by Pavel, whose low budget film in 2015, Babar Naam Gandhiji (Father’s name is Gandhiji) earned critics accolades.
If you’re thinking the idea of the film arose after it hit the recent controversy, you’re wrong. One of the founder- producer of Windows Production, Nandita Roy told HT that the film was conceptualised almost two years back.
Although the proposed movie will not be a star studded one. “Through this film, we will also launch new acting talents, the search for which is already on,” she added.
“Nobin Chandra Das invented the sweet in 1868. He was trying to come up with a new sweet for a number of years before he came up with it. He never thought of trying for a patent on the sweet but taught confectioners how to prepare it,” Nobin Chandra Das’ great great-grandson Dhiman Das told HT.For years, the Das family was recognised as the first family of the state’s sweet industry mainly due to its claim on the parentage on 'Rosogolla'.