‘Chandrabati Kotha’, a full-length film on the life of medieval Bengali poet Chandrabati, is set to hit the cinemas on October 15. The makers of the film announced the date on the occasion of releasing it trailer.
The much-awaited trailer of the biographical drama film titled ‘Chandrabati Kotha’ has been released on Monday evening. The film is directed by N Rashed Chowdhury based on the life Chandrabati, who is widely considered as the first woman poet of Bengali language.
The makers of ‘Chandrabati Kotha’ released a 2-minute and 10-second trailer on the YouTube and Facebook page of the film.
The film is set against the backdrop of the mid-16th century, East Bengal and inspired by the life of Bengal’s first feminist poet, Chandrabati.
The trailer shows the veteran poet Dijabangshi Das’ daughter, Chandrabati falls in love with another poet, Jayananda. Life takes its own course on the eve of their wedding, as Jayananda betrays Chandrabati and marries another lady. Grief-stricken Chandrabati isolates herself in a Shiva Temple and embarks on an ambitious quest to rewrite the epic ‘Ramayana’. The plot of the movie revolves around what happens afterwards.
‘Chandrabati Kotha,’ adapted from the ballads found in the Mymensingh Geetika,’ portrays the golden age of medieval Bengali literature.
Chandrabati, who learned everything from her father, penned her ‘Ramayana’ in Pala style (long ballads). Many of these poems have served as the foundation for a variety of Bangladeshi folklore.
The entire film was shot at an actual location in Kishoreganj, the birthplace of Chandrabati. The ordinary people of the village also acted in the film as Palakar or Bayati.
Model and actor Doel Mash played the character of Chandrabati, while actor Imtiaz Borshon has played the character of Jayananda in the film. The biography also stars Dilruba Hossain Doyel, Jayanta Chattopadhyay, Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed, and Gazi Rakayet. This film has a Kolkata connection also. Satyakee Banerjee has composed the music, and Sankha Biswas did the editing of the film.
‘Chandrabati Kotha’ got clearance from the Bangladesh Film Censor Board on February 26 this year while the film was stuck in the censor board for almost a year. Earlier, the world premiere of ‘Chandrabati Kotha’ was held in November 2019 at the Calcutta International Film Festival with a screening in the competition section. Meanwhile, the film has been screened at several film festivals around the world.
Presented by Bashundhara LP Gas Limited and distributed by Jaaz Multimedia, ‘Chandrabati Kotha’ is going to be released in prominent theaters across the country.