'Piyalir Password' is the first Bengali film shot entirely in United
States. It is a fast paced murder mystery and suspense thriller based in
Maryland, USA. It has the principal cast of Rituparna Sengupta, Koushik Sen,
Sabyasachi Chakrabarty and Roopa Ganguly along with an international cast of
actors. The film is written and directed by Raj Basu and Bickram Ghosh composed
The principal photography of the film was completed in twenty days in
the location of Howard County, Frederick County and Montgomery County in
Maryland, Loudoun County in Virginia and in Washington DC. The post-production
of the film has recently been completed. The film is slated to be released in
India and USA by early 2009.
Password would be
Basu’s second feature film, after Wings of Hope starring Roshan Seth,
Deepti Naval and Suresh Oberoi. Made for the Indian American community, the
award-winning English film explored issues like drugs, violence, pre-marital
sex and abortion.
worked as writer and director of television programmes in Virginia before
graduating from Hollywood Film Institute with a diploma and certification as
independent filmmaker and producer.
exclusive interview with VOA Bangla Service Raj Basu talks about the movie and
his future plans