Purna Brahma Sri Sri Harichand (Bengali, 2011) Feature Film On Founder of Matua sect: Music launch

By Aditya Chakraborty

Boroma, Sobhon Chatterjee and the cast and crew of Purna Brahma Sri Sri Harichand

Partha Chatterjee, Firdaus, Boroma and Sobhon Chatterjee - Images © Aditya Chakrabarty / WBRi

Calcutta, Feb 16, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Matua community primarily consists of Dalits (mainly Namasudra) who migrated from Bangladesh. They follow the teachings of Harichand and Guruchand Thakur, have around three million members mainly concentrated in two districts. Harichand is the founder of the sect and is believed to have been an avatar of Vishnu. He is revered to have spread the message of peace and love among people and considered every man to be a human being irrespective of his cast, community, creed and sex. That is also the reason why he created a different sect called the Matua community which considers every human being to be equal.

A new Bengali feature film called 'Purna Brahma Shree Shree Harichand' has been made on the founder of the sect, Harichand and the best message that has come across is that the lead role has been played by Firdous who is incidentally from the minority community. The music launch of the film was held at Press Club recently in company of the cast and crew of the film who were present during the launch.

The most important part of the launch was that Sri Sri Binapani Debi affectionately called Boroma (the senior most living member of the sect) was there to grace the occasion and support this venture and bless the people present along with the mayor of Kolkata, Sobhan Chatterjee who was also present. Along with Firdaus, the other members of the cast are Manoj Mitra, Dulal Lahiri, Monu Mukherjee, Satinath Mukherjee, Amrita Chatterjee, Papiya Adhikari, Ramaprasad Banik (one of his last roles) and others. The music is by Monoj Thakur who incidentally is also the director of the film as well. The playback singers are Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthi, Swapan Basu, Pramita Barui, Kajal Biswas and Sudip Pandey. The editor is Asit Bose and the cinematographer is Bijoy Anand. The producer of the film is Partha Chatterjee.