Directed by Ram Kamal Mukherjee, Rukmini Maitra will be seen as Binodini Dasi
Last Updated: 02.49 PM, Feb 04, 2023
It has been reported that Rukmini Maitra will portray the character of Binodini Dasi, a legendary theatre artist from Bengal from the 19th century, in Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s Binodiini Ekti Natir Upakhyan. Now the makers have announced their final cast before hitting the floors on Valentine's Day this year.
Veteran actor Kaushik Ganguly will portray the character of Girish Chandra Ghosh, who mentored Binodini and played the role of a catalyst in her life. Bollywood actor Rahul Bose who plays Ranga Babu feels that the role is of a quintessential hero, any woman would fall for. Mir will be seen as the iconic character of businessman Gurmukh Rai, who fulfilled Binodini's dream of having a theatre in her name. Om Sahani will be seen as Binodini's love interest Kumar Bahadur.
Rukmini, who plays Binodini Dasi, said, "I have been preparing for this character for the past year. I have refused films not only in Bengal but also in Bollywood because I wanted to give my 100% while portraying this character. I have been doing workshops with Sudipta Chakraborty and getting trained in Kathak from Pandit Birju Maharaj ji's disciple Shouvik. Ram Kamal has weaved the screenplay so emotionally that it will instantly connect with the audiences."
Rahul said, “We barely get to see silent lovers when the world is talking only of violence. Ranga Babu is one of those rare men who stood beside Binodini through thick and thin. Someone who loved her the most. Dev is a good human being, warm and generous, and I am delighted to collaborate with him Ram Kamal is a sensitive maker, I am sure people would love to see his version.”
The story and screenplay are penned by Priyanka Poddar, while Soumik Halder will be heading the cinematography. Tanmaay Chakraborty will be the art director and Suchishmita Dasgupta is setting the right fabric of the film as a costume designer. Music will be composed by Sourendro and Soumyojit, while Ram Kamal has penned the lyrics.