A full-length film titled ‘Chandrabati Kotha’ on the life of medieval Bengali poet Chandrabati, released in theatres across the country on Friday. Directed by Directed by N. Rashed Chowdhury the film was released in Bashundhara City, Shimanto Shambhar, Sony Square Mirpur, SKS Tower Mohakhali, Jamuna Blockbuster and CineScope Narayanganj at the Star Cineplex in the capital.
For almost a year this film was stuck in the Bangladesh Film Censor board, on February 26 this year it got clearance. Earlier, the world premiere of ‘Chandrabati Kotha’ was held at the Kolkata International Film Festival in November 2019 with a screening in the competition section. Meanwhile, the film has been screened at several film festivals around the world.
The story of the film ‘Chandrabati Kotha’ revolves with the elegiac life of Chandrabati, 16th century woman poet of Bengali language. She is best known for her women-centered epic Ramayana. Her father Dijabangshi Das was also a poet. Chandrabati falls in love with another poet, Jayananda. But he leaves her for another woman. Heartbroken Chandrabati confine herself inside a Shiva temple and start rewriting the Ramayana.
Produced by government-funded Mangrove Pictures and Bengal Creations, ‘Chandrabati Kotha’ stars model and actress Doyle Mash as Chandrabati and Imtiaz Barshan as Jayananda. The film also stars Dilruba Hossain Doyel, Jayanta Chattopadhyay, Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed, Gazi Rakayet and others.
Presented by Bashundhara LP Gas Limited and distributed by Jaaz Multimedia, ‘Chandrabati Kotha’ is going to be released in prominent theaters across the country. 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.