The brothel in Rajkahini is an Eutopia amidst Dystopia: Srijit Mukherjee

Kolkata, October 11, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Srijit Mukherjee’s latest venture Rajkahini is all set to usher in a new era in Bengali film Industry. The historical saga set during the time of partition of Bengal of same name by Abanindranath Thakur is slated to hit the theatres on 16th October .

                                                       Team Rajkahini

The press meet was attened by Rituparna Sengupta, Saswata Chatterjee, Kaushik Sen, Jishu Sengupta, Rajatava Dutta, Abir Chatterjee, Ridhima Ghosh, Parno Mitra, Ena Saha, Sudipta Chakrabarty, Nigel Akkara, Joya Ahsan, Saayani Ghosh,Kanchan Mallik, Srijato and others. Every single actor in the huge ensemble cast unanimously considers Rajkahini as their biggest film till date. As the release day approaches the cast and crew of the film is keeping no stone unturned to promote the Epic Saga depicting the hardship and anarchy that bled Bengal with thousands of wounds during partition.


                                                 Abir Chatterjee

                                            Ena Saha

                                               Jishu Sengupta

Among many other activities the cast and crew also came together in a press meet to share their experiences from the film. There excitement was clear in every member of the unit present at the press meet.

Srijit Mukherjee told WBRi during the press meet, “Rajkahini is my most daring venture till date. We had to overcome a lot of obstacles to complete the movie. The making of the movie demanded huge challenges from every member of the unit in every single step.  I am proud of my cast and crew that they have rose above themselves and have given their two hundred percent for the movie.”

                                          Joya Ahsan


                                                                              Kanchan Mallik

While sharing some of the challenges they had to face during the shoot Srijit said, “One of the most challenging portion of the movie was a sequence in the Brothel around which the film revolves. It was a scene where the characters had to act amidst a live fire. As Bengali movie cannot afford as much budget as Hindi movies, we had to cut down the budget for the graphics and special effects and created a real fire inside the set. Our cinematographer Avik Mukhopadhaya had to stand inside the live fire and shot Rituparna and Joya Ahsan for a considerable time . I could smell the singed hair of them from the place where I was sitting at the monitor.  But they ignored all those hardship and pain and completed the shot perfectly. “

                                                 Parno Mitra


                                                                   Saayaoni Ghosh

About the brothel around which the film is centred, Srijit said, “The brothel bears a huge symbolism for the state which was torn apart with cast, religion and other differences. In that brothel women from every background, caste , religion and language lives together , breathes the same air and share the same room. Often there are tiffs among them just like every large family has, but whenever some crisis strikes them they fight it together as sisters. The brothels which apparently seems to be an dystopia is actually an Eutopia the nation was craving for, an Eutopia where everyone can leave together peacefully irrespective of the differences of their cast and religion.”

                                              Sudiptaa Chakrabarty

                                                                              Kaushik Sen