RBN Web Desk: Actor-director Anjan Dutt is all set to play the role of Mastermoshai in Aparna Sen’s upcoming adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s 1916 novel Ghare Baire. The novel is based on the widespread disturbance witnessed in eastern India following the then governor general Lord Curzon’s decision to partition Bengal in 1905.
Auteur Satyajit Ray had earlier adapted the story to a film of the same name in 1984. The role of Mastermoshai was played by thespian Manoj Mitra in that film.
Announcing the film in January, Aparna had said, Ghare Baire is more relevant now than any time in the past.
Speaking to the media, Anjan said that even though the role doesn’t have much screen time, the character he plays is pivotal to the story. That aside, the film in itself is very important as the story has been adapted to present-day circumstances, he added.
Anirban Bhattacharya, Tuhina Das, and Jisshu Sengupta will play the three central characters of Nikhilesh, Bimala, and Sandip respectively in the film which is tentatively titled E Juger Ghare Baire. Kaushik Sen, earlier, was roped in to play Nikhilesh. Sources, however, informed that Kaushik’s screen age looked much older to Tuhina. Bimala has been rechristened as Brinda, a Dalit girl, married to Nikhilesh. Anirban will be seen as an editor of an online news portal known for publishing progressive and liberal content. Jisshu plays a fireband Leftist student leader, who later becomes a pro-Right wing activist. Nikhilesh’s characterisation in the film, is reportedly inspired by senior journalist Gauri Lankesh, sources added.
Anjan has always maintained that Aparna always brings out the best in him as an actor. He had earlier worked with the 36 Chowringhee Lane director in Yugant (1995) and Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002).