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Poster of Rafiath Rashid Mithila starrer Bengali film O Abhagi releases O Abhagi
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Poster of Rafiath Rashid Mithila starrer Bengali film O Abhagi releases

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 02 Mar 2024, 09:40 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: The poster of Bangladeshi actress Rafiath Rashid Mithila starrer Bengali film O Abhagi was released by the makers on Saturday.

The film, which is based on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyaya's short story Abhagir Swargo, is written and directed by Anirban Chakraborty.

Apart from Mithila, the film features Subrata Dutta, Debjani Chatterjee, Ishaan Mazumder, Sayan Ghosh, Jiniya Pande, Krishno Banerjee, and Sourav Halder in key roles.

About the film

Abhagi is a lower caste, poor village woman left by her husband. She lives with her son Kangali in her small mud hut, still they are happy. In her childhood Abhagi once watched Yamraj in a play and fell in love with his aura and power. She got influenced by his words. Yamraj only takes good character women with him in his chariot after cremation in fire.

Rafiath Rashid Mithila | Photo courtesy: PR TeamRafiath Rashid Mithila | Photo courtesy: PR Team

From then on Abhagi always dreams of fire from her son after death. When  Brhammin Ginnima passed away she saw a chariot coming from heaven in the smoke in which Ginnima was burnt. It took her away to heaven. Abhagi again dreamed of her death like Ginnima. That day she got a high fever. After three days she died.

Before her death she told her son about her wish of sindoor, alta and being burnt in wood. Kangali fulfilled all the wishes. But he couldn’t arrange the wood to burn. All scolded by saying that he has no need to burn her mother in wood as they are lower cast. He had to bury the dead body of his mother. The fire, Abhagi desired all her life, now is in the eyes of Kangali.

Director's note

Director Anirban Chakraborty says, "The poster had to reflect  Abhagi, the’Sati’ as a worrier. She is different, she is alone, she has her own beliefs and ethics. So she had to stand alone.

"As the fire makes gold pure though it melts it, Abhagi also is in touch with it since childhood. Fire itself symbolizes purity, sacredness and strength. So it is an essential element or part of this poster."

The film, which is produced by Dr. Prabir Bhaumik and presented by Swabhumi Entertainment, is scheduled to release on March 29.

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