Tagore’s Manbhanjan gets made into web series

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, May 10,2019


A poster of Manbhanjan.

Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore’s short story Manbhanjan has been made into a web series, which will start streaming on hoichoi, a Bengali digital platform, from May 31.
The web series has been announced by hoichoi on the occasion Rabindranath Tagore’s 158th birth anniversary, which was celebrated on May 8.
Renowned filmmaker Abhijit Chowdhury has directed this series and the lead casts are Sohini Sarkar (marking her debut with hoichoi), Amrita Chattopadhyay and Anirban Bhattacharya.
The plot is about Giribala‚ a housewife who leads a lonely life in her in-law’s home. Giribala and Gopinath had a loving, romantic relationship when they got married but soon Gopinath fell out of love and started seeing a glamorous theatre actress, Labanga. The charm of Giribala’s youth and beauty could not keep Gopinath in the house as her husband doesn’t care at all about her anymore. Frustrated with her daily life of utter loneliness, Giribala leaves her house after Gopinath escapes with Labanga. Giribala decides to make the most of her life and comes out of the situation much braver, stronger and empowered.
Regarding this new original, Sakib R Khan, Business Lead, hoichoi, Bangladesh said, ‘We at hoichoi always try to uphold our rich Bengali culture on screen. Works of Rabindranath Tagore symbolises the profuseness of Bengali literature. So, on the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore we decided to pay our tribute to him by announcing the latest hoichoi original based on one of his stories.’

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