Victor Banerjee, Abir Chatterjee, Mimi Chakraborty, Anasua Majumdar, Kanchan Mallick, Ambarish Bhattacharya, Satyam Bhattacharya, Debasish Mondal, Devlina Kumar, and others will be seen in the film.
Last Updated: 01.51 PM, Aug 04, 2023
Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy are all set to bring back the memory of the 2014-Khagragarh blast to the big screen. Victor Banerjee, Abir Chatterjee, Mimi Chakraborty, Anasua Majumdar, Kanchan Mallick, Ambarish Bhattacharya, Satyam Bhattacharya, Debasish Mondal, Devlina Kumar, and others will be seen in the film. On Friday, the production house released the first poster of the film.
Billed as a thriller, the film delves into a story based on the Burdwan blast in 2014, which shook up Bengal and also the nation. It is about the homecoming of a man, who holds an important portfolio, and how an accidental blast in a firecracker unit unveils a bigger threat to his life. Padma Bhushan Victor Banerjee, who has worked with legends including Roman Polanski, James Ivory, Sir David Lean, Jerry London, Ronald Neame, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, and Shyam Benegal, is playing the lead in the film.
In 2014, on the auspicious day of Mahastami of Durga Puja, an explosion took place in a two-storeyed building in the Khagragarh locality of Burdwan. Locals informed the police, who sprang into immediate action. When the police arrived, two women inside the building stopped them from entering, threatening to blow up the building and destroying several documents and pieces of evidence. They were arrested and the police recovered more than 50 improvised explosive devices in that house. An unforgettable incident, it has left an indelible mark on Bengal.
Talking about the film, Shiboprosad said, “Raktabeej is a film set in the backdrop of Durga Puja, and therefore, Nanditadi and I decided to release the film in Puja. This is our first directorial to release in Puja and we are supremely excited. The thought behind the motion poster was exactly the research that has gone into the making of the film; one closer look and you will be able to join the dots in this thriller. It’s like a riddle and we wanted to give something exciting to the audience in the run-up to Durga Puja and this also marks the beginning of the campaign.”