The shooting of the film ‘Devi Chowdhurani’ is going to start from 27th January, 2024

The shooting of the film 'Devi Chowdhurani' is going to start from 27th January 2024

Everyone knows that, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay‘s classic novel ‘Devi Chowdhurani’ had been made into a movie before(1974). Directed by Dinen Gupta. ‘Devi Chowdhurani’ starred Suchitra Sen and Ranjit Mallick as her husband Brajeshwar. Basanta Chowdhury was seen in the role of Bhabani Pathak. But this time Subhrajit Mitra is in charge of directing this ‘Devi Chowdhurani’ (Bandit Queen of Bengal) in a new way. This film is also going to be made based on Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel. The shooting of this film is going to start 27th January 2024. A press release from the producers revealed this information today.  

Already, the look of the characters of this new film ‘Devi Chowdhurani’ was revealed and there was quite a stir among the movie lovers. Finally, the shooting of ‘Devi Chowdhurani’ will be starting from tomorrow. Besides directing, researched, scripted, dialogued and production designed by Subhrajit Mitra.  

Srabanti Chatterjee will be seen as Prafulla (Devi Chaudhurani). On the other hand, Prasenjit Chatterjee will play the role of Bhavani Pathak, though his look is yet to be revealed. Apart from this, Sabyasachi Chakraborty will be seen in the role of Harvallabh Roy, Arjun Chakraborty in the role of Rangaraj, Bibriti Chatterjee in the role of Nishi, Darshana Banik in the role of Sagar and Kinjal Nanda in the role of Brajeshwar Roy.  

The film ‘Devi Chowdhurani’ is going to be produced under the banner of ‘An Adited Motion Pictures Production’. The film will present by Aparna Dasgupta.   

Anirban Chatterjee will handle the cinematography. Music is directed by Bikram Ghosh. The look of the characters will design by Somnath Kundu and the costume will design by Poulami Gupta

Founder of ‘An ADited Motion Pictures Production’, Aparna Dasgupta who has over a decade of success in distributing Indian films across North America. She said, ‘With my experience of being associated with various areas of films starting from Producing, Distributing, Organizing Film Festivals and others, I was looking for the right people to take it to the next level with me. In Aniruddha & Soumyajit, I found two passionate and out-of-the box thinking film soldiers.  We are bringing ‘Devi Chowdhurani’ as the first of our slate of movies because it highlights the fierce leadership quality of women and is therefore a story which is very close to my heart. We are extremely honored and delighted to have Bumba-da (Prasenjit Chatterjee) with us in our maiden effort and feel that we have a stellar team who can bring Subhrajit-da’s (Subhrajit Mitra) extraordinary vision to life.’

Tollywood actor Soumyajit Majumdar who turned filmmaker-producer with multiple international award winning Bengali feature film ‘Homecoming’ , is the Founder-Director of LOK Arts Collective. Soumyajit shared, ‘While travelling across USA last year with my film I had gotten in touch over a call with Aniruddha da and Aparna di as I knew of them as being pivotal frontrunners in South Asian cinema distribution across USA and Canada. We connected instantly over a common goal to take compelling Indian cinema to the world and our shared love for our city of birth Kolkata. Though we couldn’t meet regularly, we kept in touch over regular discussions in cinema and explored our collaboration spaces .I was amazed by their passion and zeal to take Bengali Cinema to new heights first by producing ‘Devi Chowdhurani’– Subhrajit-da’s (Director Subhrajit Mitra) magnum opus. Here we are beginning our film producing collaboration slate with this film! Bumba-da and myself spoke about working together on something last year. The manifestation worked. Happy to be a part of a talented and passionate team.’   

Director Subhrajit Mitra said, ‘The battle begins. See you in the cinemas soon.’ According to the press release, ‘Devi Chowdhurani’ stands poised as an eagerly anticipated cinematic masterpiece, representing a ground-breaking venture that is yet to grace the global film stage. This film holds the promise of redefining storytelling with its compelling narrative and innovative cinematic techniques.’

‘Prepare for a visual extravaganza as ‘Devi Chowdhurani’, the biggest budget Bengali film to date, is all set to go on floors. This magnum opus promises to redefine the Bengali film industry’s standards, combining grandeur, storytelling finesse, and technical brilliance. The ambitious production is poised to elevate Bengali cinema to new heights, attracting attention not just regionally but on a national and international scale.’

‘As the cameras start rolling, audiences can expect a visual feast that seamlessly blends the cultural tapestry of Bengal with the grandeur of international filmmaking.’

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