Mandaar, starring Debasish Mondal, Sohini Sarkar, Debesh Roychowdhury and Shankar Debnath, is the first series on the Hoichoi World Classics section.
A still from the teaser.
Hoichoi new titles’ galore has piqued the interest of content consumers anew. And talented actor Anirban Bhattacharya’s directorial debut with Mandaar, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play Macbeth, is a special draw, being the first of Hoichoi World Classics collection.
Mandaar stars Debasish Mondal, Sohini Sarkar, Debesh Roychowdhury and Shankar Debnath, among others.
The popular Bengali streaming platform dropped the teaser of the series on its Instagram and YouTube channels.
Have a look at the teaser.
A top shot of a spread-eagled figure on the river bed, presumably the titular Mandaar (Macbeth) played by Debasish Mondal, and the camera closes in gradually. Referring to the boundless sea and a ‘fish-eats-fish world’, a voice takes the viewers through the central motif of Shakespeare’s classic Macbeth as evoked in the world of Mandaar. Cut to a slow pan of a fish dangling limply atop a spear that has pierced it to death, and an elderly fisherman with a red bandana (presumably King Duncan’s version) is shown in a slow horizontal pan, symbolising the premise of the plot. The stylised teaser plays out slowly for a visceral effect. Towards the end, Mandaar plunges the spear into the murderee and splashes of blood trickle down Sohini Sarkar’s (who plays Lady Macbeth’s version in the series) face, numb of any outward emotion. The teaser sets the scene of the piscine world of Gelpur, where things are fishy and the fire for revenge burns through. Mandaar looks intriguing.
Sohini Sarkar had recently shared the motion poster of Mandaar on her Instagram and she wrote that she is ‘really excited’ for the series.
More details on Mandaar are yet to be revealed. Meanwhile, Sohini will also be seen in the Hoichoi original series Srikanto, an adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s classic of the same name. She will play Rajlakshmi in the series that is helmed by Sani Ghosh Ray. Anirban will reprise his role as the titular truth-seeking sleuth in Byomkesh 7.