I was first bitten by the film bug when I was a teen. But man proposes, god disposes and life continues. Fate took me to a different direction. It’s not the film which has chosen me; on the contrary I have chosen it from the very upfront.
I was born on April 15, 1984 into a middle class cultural Bengali family. I am son of Sasanka Sekhar Bhaumik and Mrinalini Bhaumik. My father (He is retired now) was a school teacher and a communist party activist. I was grown up in a small town called “Mahishadal” which was known for it’s historical and cultural significance. My family always had inclination towards art and culture. My mother had immense interest in music so she had arranged music training for me and my two elder sisters.
I was sent to a primary school at the age of seven. There I met my lifetime friend Arun Bhunia. I was always a good performer in school. In 1997 I received National Scholarship award for the educational excellence. During my school days I had developed my interest in film.
The films of Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegaal, Adoor gopalakrishnan had huge influence on me. Till then, I had not yet introduced with International films.
I started reading film reviews and articles in news papers and local magazines in school days. Gradually my interest in film had been enhanced.
After completion of my school, I enrolled to the Engineering College for pursuing my graduation in Chemical Engineering as per my parent’s wish.
There I met with few of my good friends. Apart from that my college days had been spent almost unproductively.
In 2005 I completed my degree and went out to Gujarat in search of a job. Since then nine years I was deeply involved with corporate affairs. I have changed seven companies in nine years and I was successful in my engineering profession. In those days also I had been continued my habit of watching movies.
In 2011 I got married to Paulami Saha. Paulami is a Software engineer by profession. She has immense influence on my life. I also gradually had induced my addiction for films to her.
After working for nine long years in different MNCs, all over the India. I felt that the bugs were still alive and were biting me more intensely. Eventually Orson Welles, Eisenstein, Satyajit Ray, Kurosawa, Bergman, Fellini had took their firm place in my mind. I thought, better I listen to the bugs. So I bettered. In 2013, I decided to start my career in Filmmaking and left the job.
After that I had spent one whole year to prepare myself for making a film In July, 2014 we started shooting for a short film initially named “Few moments before death”. Finally after one year it turned into a narrative feature “DASEIN”.
“DASEIN” is not merely a film to me, it is my life line. The production of “DASEIN” was completed in July, 2015. Now I am in search of a distributer for the theatrical release of the film.
Unique traits: Film addict
Film by SHAILIK BHAUMIK Writer, Producer & Director DASEIN is a non linear, post modern, meta-narrative film. In this film the filmmaker tries to reinvestigate core values of existentialism, nihilism, futurism and deconstruction theory. The film deals with issues such as personhood, mortality and the paradox of living in relationship with other humans while being ultimately alone with one self. The story revels that morality does not inherently exist, and that any established moral values are abstractly contrived. It explores the roots of eternal human desire and despair. The crisis of existence and human values in today's material world has been portrayed in the film. DASEIN belong to the Meta modern art, where hybridization of different genres, art forms and cultures are observed. The key features of this film are paradox, skepticism and absurdity. It's narrative landscape, it's narrative tenor, the sense of the uncanny that it is enshrouded in that way it works less in literal sense and more in figurative way. The film proceeds according to dream logic. It is a voyage from one's consciousness to sub consciousness and at times the boundary between reality and hyper reality becomes blurring. DASEIN is an experimental work. Experimentation in all aspects of film-making i.e. narrative structure, acting style, cinematography, editing, sound designing, color toning has been done. Finally this film is all about one's search for the absolute truth, his inner self and salvation. Here, the filmmaker tries to redefine the cinematic art form in an unconventional way.
B.Tech (Chemical Engineering)