"Nirbhoya" Bangla Movie Goes on Floors

Indian Kolkata Bangla Movie Actress Meghali
Actress Meghali

Kolkata, Feb 17, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): ‘Nirbhaya’, the name symbolically given to the Delhi rape victim is founding an application to a number of places and packages. Now a Bengali film is using the title which is sure to draw public attention and curiosity.

The film ‘Nirbhoya’ is the maiden venture of Sambit Media and Productions. Produced by Sanjib Samaddar, the film is going to be directed by Milan Bhowmick. The film, as the title suggests, is partially inspired from the horrible Delhi gang rape incident that took the nation by storm. But there will be a number of subplots which will portray different kinds of sexual crimes.

Indian Kolkata Bangla Movie Actress Meghali and Bengali Tollywood Hero Raj
Meghali & Raj

The film boasts of a huge starcast. A host of fresh faces along with some known and senior actors will be seen in the film. Sreelekha Mitra, Soumitra Chatterjee, Baadsah Maitra,Mrinal Mukherjee, Asish Vidyarthi, Rajesh Sharma and Biplab Chatterjee comprise of star appeal of the film while the younger faces like Raaj, Meghali, Jaysree, Amrapali and Riya will add to the glam quotient of the film. Romen Roychowdhury, Gouri Shankar Panda and Shuvasish Mukherjee will also be seen in important roles.

Reportedly every female character of the film will have her own story of victimization. So the film is expected not to stick to one particular incident.

The film claims that it will raise some questions and will also have some revelations. It will raise the issue of social security of common people who are not guarded by gun-toting sentries. The film will also tread on the issue of ordinary families becoming victims of sexual crimes - they are never lent a helping hand and the victims are rather blamed as the ones at fault.

The cinematography of the film is being handled by B Satish, while Arunava Chakrabarty is the music director. Singers like Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal and others will lend voice for the songs of the film. There are also going to be some action sequences and those will be directed by fight director Judo Ramu.

Director Milan Bhowmick is quite a few films old and has delivered a runaway hit with ‘Satyameva Jayate’ starring Mithun Chakrabarty. But he does not have too impressive a career graph. Given the sensitivity of the topic and the long and impressive star line up, this film has the potential to be a great booster for his career. Focus will also be on the youngsters who are mostly debutantes.

Nirbhoya Bengali Movie

The name ‘Nirbhaya’ was given to the young women who was gang raped by six persons on a moving bus in New Delhi and was left on roadside along with her companion who was beaten up badly. The woman died a few days later of internal injuries in a hospital in Singapore. The incident shook India and a mass movement against sexual crimes has started since then.

Producer Sanjib Samaddar
Producer Sanjib Samaddar

- By Jyoti Prakash Mandal (jpmandal@washingtonbanglaradio.com)