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Dracula Sir to Release in Hindi on Diwali

Bengali film Dracula Sir will release in Hindi on November 13 on the occasion of Diwali, makers of the film announced on Twitter on Friday.

The film is bankrolled by Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni under the banner Shri Venkatesh Films (SVF). It released on October 21 in cinemas across Kolkata on the occasion of Durga Puja.
“The film has been in demand that we had to consider releasing it in another language all together! I hope Dracula Sir in Hindi will hint to an amazing start to the Diwali for the Hindi-speaking audience,” said Mahendra Soni, co-founder and director of SVF.
Written and directed by Debaloy BhattacharyaDracula Sir features Anirban BhattacharyaMimi Chakraborty, Bidipta Chakraborty, Rudranil Ghosh, Samiul Alam, Kanchan Mullick and Supriyo Dutta.
“Although the film Dracula Sir tells the tale of a Bengali Dracula, the story doesn’t show anything particular that would remain limited to the audience of Bengal. It is a story of a simple man who fights his own ego in the search of his true self. I feel the film delves into a common man’s different level of psychology- his fears, wanting or strength which somehow would make every single person in the audience irrespective of their language or culture, empathise the characters and their situation. Moreover, this experimental genre will be offered as something new to the Indian audience,” he added,
The thriller revolves around school teacher Raktim Chowdhury, played by Bhattacharya, who has a pair of sharp, protruding canines, thereby landing him the name ‘Dracula sir’. A portion of the film is set in the backdrop of the Naxalite movement in West Bengal in 1970s.
Dracula Sir is the story of a Bengali who is an owner neither of a fortress nor of a legacy. He weaves his own story from scratch,” Bhattacharya told Bengali daily Anandabazaar Patrika.
Music was composed by Amit-Ishan, Saqi Banerjee and Durjoy.
The film was initially slated to release on May 1 but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown.
This film marks the second collaboration of Chakraborty and Bhattacharya after the 2017 film Dhananjay directed by Arindam Sil. Bhattacharya was last seen in Joydeep Mukherjee’s Detective (2019). Chakraborty’s film SOS Kolkata, directed by Anshuman Pratyush, was also a Durga Puja release like Dracula Sir. Her upcoming projects include Baazi, opposite Jeet, and Arindam Sil’s Khela Jokhon. The actor is also an MP from Kolkata’s Jadavpur constituency.