Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti, directed by debutant director Aritra Mukherjee and produced by Windows Production, is slated for a re-release on October 21.
Starring Ritabhari Chakrabarty and Soham Majumdar, the film initially released on March 6. The film ran for almost two weeks before screening was abruptly halted as a nationwide lockdown was imposed from March 24 midnight due to Covid-19.
Looking forward to the re-release, Shiboprasad Mukhopadhyay of Windows Production told Silverscreen India: “The film had collected close to Rs 2 crore before screenings were stopped. We are starting afresh with the promotional campaigns and are releasing songs and videos to catch the attention of movie goers.”
While the film is based on real-life female priest Nandini Bhowmick; Chakrabarty portrays the role of Hindu priest and Sanskrit lecturer Shabari, who finds herself in a challenging situation after her marriage and tries to break out of the traditional, patriarchal stereotypes that women are expected to follow.
Chakrabarty was last seen in Tiki Taka, a Zee5 original film written and directed by Parambrata Chattopadhyay. Majumdar was last seen in a supporting role in Kabir Singh, the Hindi remake of the hit Telugu film Arjun Reddy.
Windows Production is also looking forward to the release of Belashuru (sequel to Belasheshe) and Lokkhi Chele (which was screened at the Heartland International Film Festival 2020). During the lockdown, the production house released eight short films on YouTube, exploring human relationships amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Windows Production, run by the successful director duo Mukhopadhyay and Nandita Roy, have delivered several hit films like Mukherjee Dar Bou, Haami, Posto and Praktan (which was remade as Jalebi in Hindi).
The Bengali film industry is reportedly awaiting the release of close to 40 films, including Raj Chakraborty’s Dharmajuddha, Arindam Sil’s Maayakumari, Srijit Mukherji’s Kakababur Pratyaborton, Debaloy Bhattacharya’s Dracula Sir, Anjan Dutt’s Saheber Cutlet, among others.
The Centre on Tuesday issued a set of guidelines for the reopening of cinema halls and theatres across the country. According to a report by Millennium Post; while several big-ticket films are eyeing a Durga Puja release, many production houses are wary of releasing their films during the festive season as they fear losing out on revenue due to the reduced occupancy in cinema halls, as mandated by the Centre.