Chandrabati Kotha’, a full-length film on the life of medieval Bengali poet Chandrabati, will be released in theatres across the country today.
Directed by N. Rashed Chowdhury, the story of the film 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.
Satyakee Banerjee of Kolkata has composed the music, and Sankha Biswas did the editing of the film.
‘Chandrabati Kotha’ got clearance from the Bangladesh Film Censor Board on February 26 this year while the film was stuck in the censor board for almost a year. 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.
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.