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Mithun Chakraborty on Kabuliwala: I anticipate a deeply emotional journey

Director Suman Ghosh will recreate Tapan Sinha’s masterpiece based on Tagore’s Kabuliwala with Mithun Chakraborty in the lead

Mithun Chakraborty on Kabuliwala: I anticipate a deeply emotional journey
Mithun Chakraborty as Kabuliwala

Last Updated: 10.47 AM, Aug 01, 2023


It has been reported that Suman Ghosh will recreate the magic of Tagore’s Kabuliwala once again. The leading actor Mithun Chakraborty’s first look as Kabuliwala was revealed on Tuesday. Talking about the film, the National Award-winning actor said that he was anticipating ‘a deeply emotional journey’ throughout the film. 

Kabuliwala is one of the five joint ventures of Jio Studios and SVF Entertainment. Mithun Chakraborty will helm the role of Rahmat, a character that deeply connects with audiences of all ages. This production, helmed by SVF Entertainment and produced by the visionaries Jyoti Deshpande, Shrikant Mohta, and Mahendra Soni, promises to rekindle the warmth and emotions that touched hearts years ago.

Mithun said, “Regarding my portrayal of Rahmat in Kabuliwala, I anticipate a deeply emotional journey. The character's unwavering affection and strong bond with Mini evoke profound nostalgia and resonate with audiences universally.

Tagore’s story delves into the bonding between Rahmat – a middle-aged Afghan man, and a little girl Mini, in Kolkata, set in the year 1965. The film captures the period that encapsulates the essence of heartwarming connections and the deep significance of love that knows no boundaries, transcending both borders and cultures.

In 1957, Tapan Sinha, immortalised Tagore's heartfelt narrative on the screen, and now, after 66 years, Director Suman Ghosh, who had earlier collaborated with Mithun Chakraborty in the critically acclaimed 'Nobel Chor', is set to create magic once again on the Bengali silver screen.

Director Suman Ghosh said, “Drawing inspiration from Tagore’s immortal opus, Kabuliwala, our film pays homage to the 1957 Bengali adaptation, which captivated the hearts of cinephiles through the unforgettable portrayal of the protagonist by the esteemed Bengali actor, Chhabi Biswas. Our cinematic endeavour shall gracefully encapsulate the essence of love and yearning, as Rahmat discovers solace in the innocence of the young girl, evoking tender memories of his child, whom he had parted from in his homeland.”

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