Teaser of “Purbo Poschim Dokkhin Uttor Ashbei”
Director Raajhorshee De’s first two movies are yet to be completed but the good news is his third directorial Purbo Poschim Dokkhin Uttor Ashbei is ready to release. It will be his first release. It has been produced by actress Suchandra Vaaniya who has also acted in the film.
The film is based on Avik Sarkar’s best selling book “Ebong Inquisition”. It will be the first Bengali film to talk about black magic and witch craft. Although Bengal is world wide popular for its black magic culture but surprisingly no filmmaker have thought to bring this topic on big screen so far. The film haa three short stories that will be connected through a common narrator who is telling these stories to his co-passenger during a train journey. According to the director, black magic, witch craft, tantra sadhana are much talked about topics but mostly people have wrong ideas about it. We generally associate negativity with such practices. Through this film he will try to break these superstitions and present these practices in a different light.
Besides the interesting subject, the film’s other highlight is its ensemble cast that includes Arpita Chatterjee, Kamaleshwar Mukherjee, Gaurav Chakrabarty, Aryann Bhowmik, Rajesh Sharma, Paran Bandopadhyay, Bidipta Chakraborty, Daminee Basu, Padmanabha Dasgupta among others. The film will also feature India’s first transgender college principal Manabi Bandopadhyay and renowned theater artist Rudraprasad Sengupta.
Recently the teaser of the film has been released. One must admit this is an well edited teaser. It introduces two co-passengers during a train journey played by Kamaleshwar Mukherjee and Arpita Chatterjee. Kamaleshwar Mukherjee’s character is telling stories to Arpita. Other than them it gives random glimpses of other key characters also but nothing has been revealed about the plots of the three stories. From the teaser, it looks like cinematographer Ranjan Palit has wonderfully created the required mysterious ambiance for the film. The background score and sound design is also effective. Watch the teaser of Purbo Poschim Dokkhin Uttor Ashbei, here: