Ahalya: Sujoy Ghosh’s reinterpretation of mythology

Kaahani director Sujoy Ghosh is back in circulation with a 14-minute short film, Ahalya, starring Radhika Apte and veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee.

The movie is set in contemporary time in Kolkata and will reinterpret a legendary episode from the great Indian epics Mahabharata and Ramayana where the fate of an apsara, a maharishi and god of rain, Lord Indra, is sealed by a curse. As the past tells about the director’s calibre, the story revolves around the female character and creates a strong sense of enigma.

alking about his film, director, Sujoy said, “The entire experience of making Ahalya was very challenging yet interesting. For me, both Ramayana and Mahabharata are the greatest books ever and the unending wealth of stories in these two books is undisputed. The story of Ahalya always remained with me because in my younger days I found it very funny what happened with Lord Indra. The curse of Goutama sadhu has always stayed in my mind but in an amusing way.”

The movie has been released by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films, a portal focused on giving budding film makers a platform to showcase their short films with large ideas, and is available on YouTube channel.

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