Chandrabati Katha to hit local cinemas after Eid-ul-Fitr

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:43, Mar 01,2021


N Rashed Chowdhury-directed government grant-winning film Chandrabati Katha will hit local cinemas after Eid-ul-Fitr. The film got uncut censor certificate from Bangladesh Film Censor Board on Sunday.

‘We submitted the film Chandrabati Katha to Bangladesh Film Censor Board in February, 2020 and finally got uncut censor certificate on Sunday. We will release the film after Eid-ul-Fitr,’ N Rashed Chowdhury, director of the film, told New Age.

The story of the 105-minute-long film is adapted from Maimansingha Gitika. It is based on the life of the medieval Bengali poet Chandrabati, who is widely considered as the first woman poet of Bengali language.

Chandrabati, the daughter of veteran medieval Bengali poet Dwij Bangshi Das, was a disciple of her father. She fell for the poet named Jayananda. On the eve of their marriage, Jayananda betrayed Chandrabati and marries another woman. Chandrabati confined herself in a Shiva Temple and vowed to translate the epic Ramayana.

‘Chandrabati Katha is our tribute to the 16th century female poet Chandrabati. The film will portray her life along with her passion for writing,’ said N Rashed Chowdhury.

The film stars Dilruba Hossain Doyel, Jayanta Chattopadhyay, Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed, Gazi Rakayet and others.

Indian-Bengali music director Satyaki Banerjee composed the music while Shankha Bishwas edited the film.

The film has already participated in different international film festivals including 14th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, 18th Dhaka International Film Festival 2020 and others.

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