National Award-winning actress Jaya Ahsan starrer Kolkata-based movie ‘Bishorjon’ will be released in Bangladesh today.
Directed by Kolkata’s director Kaushik Ganguly, the film casts Abir Chatterjee and Jaya Ahsan in lead roles.
‘Bishorjon’ narrates a love story between a Bangladeshi Hindu widow and an Indian Muslim man. The film opens with a young mother refusing to go to see ‘Durga Bishorjon’ along with her son.
Bishorjon takes place with jovial celebrations as the two Bengals sink their Durga idols in the river Ichamati. The young lady remembers one such day of Bishorjon from her past.
After the partition of India, with Bengal being divided into East Pakistan (later became independent country Bangladesh) and West Bengal remaining a state of India, the people from two sides started drifting apart with rising border tensions.
Bangladeshi Hindu widow Padma, who lives with her father in law, saves a Muslim man Naseer from West Bengal, who got drowned during Durga Bishorjon in Ichamati River.
Padma takes care of Naseer and they pass his identity for her cousin brother in order to avoid suspicions of others. The border tensions are high and Naseer is an illegal intruder. Ganesh, the jamindar of Padma's village, loves Padma and constantly tries to pursue her, growing suspicion of Naseer. Padma and Naseer wonder how a river divided people from same ethnicity and there are so many differences in between them now.
Jaya Ahsan has played the role of Padma while Abir Chatterjee and Kaushik Ganguly have respectively portrayed the characters of Nasir and Ganesh Mandal in the movie.
It is mentionable that Kaushik Ganguly’s Bishorjon bagged the Best Bengali Film award at the 64th Indian National Film Awards 2017.