Watch: "Zulfiqar" Bangla Movie Teaser Trailer - A Srijit Mukherji Film

By J P Mandal and Asmita Mukherjee, WBRINN (newsdesk.kolkata@washingtonbanglaradio.com)

ZULFIQAR New Bangla Movie Cast and Crew
The "Zulfiqar" film unit

Kolkata, March 28 (Washington Bangla Radio) Srijit Mukherji is currently busy with two of the biggest projects of his directorial career till date i.e. the post production of "Zulfiqar" and the pre-production of the Hindi version of "Rajkahini" which stars Vidya Balan.

All the attention of the audience and the film critics is currently on his upcoming movie ‘Zulfiqar’ which boasts of a huge ensemble cast that includes Prosenjit Chatterjee, Tollywood hero DEV, Jisshu Sengupta, Kaushik Sen, Parambrata Chatterjee, Kanchan Maliik, Nusrat Jahan, June Malia, Kyara Dutt and many others. The teaser of the movie has been launched recently.

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Srijit has explored Shakespeare in ‘Zulfiqar’ as he has merged ‘Julius Ceaser’ and ‘Antony and Cleopetra’ , the two historical plays of the bard into one modern day Bengali adaptation and brought it on  big screen. The questions and speculations are on among film critics and audience about how Srijit is going to capture and portray the backdrop and the characters inspired by the two plays written more than four centuries ago.   The recently launched teaser of the film gives a hint on how  the film has been given a shape.

As revealed by WBRi earlier the new Bangla movie ‘Zulfiqar’ will revolve around the underworld and the illegal activities at large that happen in the port area of Kolkata. The teaser has been composed of shots which intriguingly capture  the port area with extensive use of ‘Bird eye’ and occasional ‘Worm eye’ view of the actions going on against the backdrop of the port. The teaser hints that a lot of action in the film will happen in and around the river Ganges, especially the Mislim dominated areas of Khidirpur and Metiaburuz  of Kolkata.

Though none of the actors and their respective looks have been revealed in the teaser, still one can have a glimpse of Dev’s tattooed arm in the film and Prosenjit’s pathan look. Apart from Dev’s tattoo the teaser also flashes another tattoo which resembles a serpent. The serpent tattoo on a lady’s neck (probably Nusrat) almost confirms that she is the one whose character has been inspired by  Cleopatra. ( As per historical records Queen Cleopatra, after the defeat in the Battle of Actium, had chosen snake’s bite as means of her suicide).

The film  seems to have captured the regularly seen menaces like bunch of rowdies racing on the bridges, something the administration in reality often fails to prevent but those scenes will bring the much needed action in the film. The teaser also has images of a hanging body, religious acts, chasing sequences where goons are brandishing swords and more. All these indicate that ‘Zulfiqar’ is going to be the darkest underworld movie seen in Tollywood till date.

The voice over by none other than Prosenjit Chatterjee , in the teaser, has added a different zing to it.

Watch the first look teaser trailer of upcoming Bengali movie ZULFIQAR via SVF on YouTube: