Grew up reading Rabindranath Tagore’s heartbreakingly beautiful Kabuliwala? Here’s a little surprise! The teaser of Deb Medhekar’s Bioscopewala, an adaptation of Tagore’s story, is out and it looks like we are going to be happy-crying pretty soon.
The film is packed with a stellar star cast. Starring Danny Denzongpa as the titular Bioscopewala, along with Geetanjali Thapa, Tisca Chopra, Adil Hussain, and Sunil Doshi, in supporting roles, the film is set to release on May 25.
For the ones who don’t know, Kabuliwala (1892) is the story of a dry fruit seller from Afghanistan who befriends a young girl, Mini, and exchanges stories with her. They bond over Mini’s love for dry fruits and the Kabuliwala missing his own daughter who he left behind in Afghanistan.
After a prolonged absence due to his incarceration, he makes a reappearance in the neighbourhood, only to realise that his ‘little’ friend is not so little anymore and is about to get married. Like all of Tagore’s stories, this one too is simple, but a powerful commentary on human relationships.
In this teaser, the dry fruits have been replaced by a bioscope – a travelling cinema, which pays homage to the wonderful world of cinema. The sepia-toned teaser gives us just enough glimpse into the world created by Deb Medhekar to be intrigued. And, of course, the presence of the almost reclusive Danny Denzongpa makes everything seem so much better.
Here’s the trailer: