Trailer of the movie “Ghawre Bairey Aaj”
Director Aparna Sen is all set to retell the story of Nikhilesh, Bimala and Sandip in her upcoming film Ghawre Bairey Aaj which is a modern day adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Ghare Baire. The film has been produced by Shree Venkatesh Films.
The original story was set in pre-independent India in the time of Bengal’s partition but Aparna Sen has shifted the story to contemporary time. The story has been set in the backdrop of current turbulent political scenario, some necessary changes have been made to the original story to be in sync with the current time frame keeping the basic emotions intact. As we know, the story has three central characters Nikhilesh, his wife Bimala and his revolutionist friend Sandip. Sandip has a contradictory nature compared to Nikhilesh, he is more radical and active and Bimala gets easily attracted towards him for this. It leads to an extra marital love triangle.
In Aparna Sen’s Ghawre Bairey Aaj, Nikhilesh will be seen as the editor of an online news website with a progressive outlook. This character has been played by Anirban Bhattacharya. His wife is Brinda (Bimala’s name has been changed) is a young dalit girl. Actress Tuhina Das who has appeared for brief appearances in few films so far is going to play her first central lead with this character. Jisshu Sengupta is playing Sandip who will be seen as a nationalist leader in his 40’s. Earlier in his 20’s he was leftist student leader. Apart from the trio,the film will also feature Anjan Dutt, Sreenanda Shankar and Rwitobroto Mukherjee in supporting characters.
Recently the trailer of the film has been released. It is an well edited trailer with solid impact. It begins showing the happily married life of Nikhilesh and Brinda but the smooth equation between the married couple goes for a toss after the entry of Sandip, an old friend of Nikhilesh, who has came to meet him after 20 years. The following shots feature the increasing proximity between Sandip and Brinda because of their opposite nature. At the same time it shows the increasing distance between Sandip and Nikhilesh because of their different ideologies. The trailer also gives a some hints of how both Sandip and Nikhilesh is connected with the current socio-political unrest.
In the trailer all the three leads are looking impressive. Other than the lead cast the other things that draw attention in the trailer are, very authentic make up done by Md. Ali, to make the actors look older, nicely captured shots by cinematographer Soumik Haldar and a refreshing background score by Neel Dutt. The film is scheduled to release on November 15th, till then watch the trailer here: