The Nowhere Son

The Nowhere Son Information

}} The Nowhere Son is an 2013 Indian/American independent film written, shot and directed by San Banarje starring Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Soumitra Chatterjee, Trisha Ray, San Banarje and Biswajit Chakraborty. The film is shot in India and USA in cities such as Calcutta, Kashi, Houston, Galveston and New Orleans. . The film is listed in movie critic Joe Leydon's list of 'Five movies not to miss at Worldfest Houston'.


Physician Sanjay Chakroborty (San Banarje) lives in Calcutta with his professor father Anil (Soumitra Chatterjee) in a centrally-located house owned by their family for decades. The corrupt minister Maity (Biswajit Chakraborty) wants to acquire their plot for making a luxury hotel. However, the professor is against selling the house. Within a few days, Anil goes missing. Now Sanjay gives up everything in search of his father.


  • While filming in Kashi (Varanasi), director San Banarje was detained by the local police for pointing the camera at a Hindu temple without permit. He was released after two hours.
  • This is the third film that San Banarje and Trisha Ray shot with Soumitra Chatterjee.
  • After filming his last feature Bodhisattva in seven days, director San Banarje used a different approach to film "The Nowhere Son," taking almost a year and half to shoot the film, in two different continents.
  • Almost every crew including the assistant sound recordist, assistant production manager, unit production manager, and production assistants acted in speaking parts.
  • In most of his solo scenes of Director and Cinematographer San Banarje, the camera was often operated by tourists in New Orleans, rickshawpullers in Kolkata, boatmen in Kashi (Banaras), porters in Howrah and sometimes it was kept on a stand while he performed in front of it.
  • Soumitra Chatterjee had to leave town for a few days when San Banarje approached him for doing this film. When San told him that he would not shoot the film without Chatterjee, the legendary actor cancelled his trip to play the part of San's father.
  • Trisha Ray edited the film during her chemotherapy to keep her mind distracted from her treatment.
  • The film was ready in September 2012 but just before burning the DVD, the hard drive crashed. The producers drove to Austin to try and get the data out but were told the drive was beyond repair. The rushes had to be digitized and film was recut from scratch, finally finishing in February 2013.
  • During the second edit, director San Banarje introduced new characters and fleshed out the story to add layers to the characters.


  • Soumitra Chatterjee
  • San Banarje
  • Biswajit Chakraborty
  • Trisha Ray
  • Aryon Basu
  • Sankar Roy Chowdhury
  • Dibyaroop Roy
  • Ramasankar Paul
  • Suman Nandy
  • Sukanto Bhattacharya
  • Chirag Patel
  • Omar Scanu
  • Shahab Peer
  • Thiago Paes


  • Writer : San Banarje
  • Director : San Banarje
  • Cinematographer : San Banarje
  • Editor : Trisha Ray
  • Sound : Gautam Nag
  • Music : Gianmarco Leone
  • Production Manager : Sambhu Munshi

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