That Rituparno Ghosh has been one of the more successful crossover Bengali filmmakers in the recent past is something that most of us know. His films are always debated and even if you don’t agree with them sometimes you can’t ignore his works either. Of late the acting bug also seems to have bit Rituparno as seen in films like Arekti Premer Golpo and Memories of March. While these two films were not directed by Rituparno himself, his wish seems to have now been fulfilled with his forthcoming film, Chitrangada.
Synopsis- In this film Rudra Chatterjee, aka Khokon, portrayed by Rituparno, plans to stage the dance drama Chitrangada on the occasion of Rabindranath’s 150th birth anniversary. He studied engineering because that is what his father wanted him to do, but Rudra wanted to do something else and he eventually became a choreographer. It is the same story of conflict as in Rabindranath’s Chitrangada, where the king wants his daughter Chitrangada to become the prince of Manipur since he doesn’t have a son to succeed him. But Chitrangada wants to remain a girl.
Written and directed by Rituparno Ghosh, the film is produced by Shree Venkatesh Films. Avik Mukhopadhyay is the DOP, Arghyakamal Mitra is the editor and Debojyoti Mishra has composed the music. Chitrangada also stars Jishu Sengupta, Anjan Dutt,Raima Sen, Dipankar De etc. Chitrangada is expected to release this August and will be premiered at the 12th Osian Film Festival ( 27 July-5 Aug,2012 ). For now do check out the trailer of the film-