Sudipto Chattopadhyay did his Master’s in English Literature from Presidency College, Kolkata with a first-class degree and a post-graduate Diploma in Cinema from F.T.I.I, Pune, specializing in screenplay writing and film direction.
He has been writing and directing television fiction and non-fiction shows as well as feature films in Hindi and Bengali for the last 21 years. As a notorious talk show host, he has interviewed over 100 people and even did the election analysis for the Assembly polls of West Bengal. He has written several acclaimed feature films. His first Hindi feature film as director (Pankh, 2010) received critical acclaim internationally and was screened and awarded at various film festivals, including New York and London. His second feature film, in Hindi, (Shobhna’s Seven Nights, 2017) was selected for 11 film festivals worldwide and awarded in several of them. His third feature film (Highway, 2014) was in Bengali and was a commercial and critical success. He is currently working on his new Hindi feature film Patang.
He has also been the editor of a monthly magazine on entertainment and a cultural columnist with DNA. Besides his film and television work, he has written extensively on culture and has a few blogs on popular sites. He also writes poetry, lyrics, essays, plays and fiction.
This book is an anthology of essays, poems and one play by Chattopadhyay culled over a decade of writing. It delves into popular culture, literature, language, society, cinema, spirituality and matters of faith. It presents an alternate view on contemporary life and
This book is an anthology of essays, poems and one play by Chattopadhyay culled over a decade of writing. It delves into popular culture, literature, language, society, cinema, spirituality and matters of faith. It presents an alternate view on contemporary life and customs seen through the prism of his personal experience. The essential spirit is one of enquiry, and it deliberately steers clear of dogma. The text makes pertinent observations based on experience, study and interpretation of phenomena but does not propound any absolute theory. It is an informed Indian’s point of view in 2019.
The book is reader-friendly with dollops of humor. Yet the discerning reader can also find insights from the subtly layered subtexts that propound the subaltern thought, albeit in a curious way.
This book is essentially about myriad Indian thoughts, the mosaic of a complex civilization and an equally complex thought, constantly insightful and often bathetic and self-deprecatory.
The nebula of Sudipto’s The Day I Stopped Lying is immense and immeasurable, forever expanding its arms in all directions…
- Brahmanand S Siingh, National Award-winning filmmaker, author and speaker, based out of Mumbai.
I’ve always wanted him to go, beyond movies into the world of literature because that where he truly belongs. I am so glad and proud that he has finally taken the plunge with his outstanding debut.
- Sanjay Gupta, the veteran film-maker with superhits like Kaante, Zinda, Musafir and Kaabil to his credit