Expect a Lifetime Performance from Jisshu: Srijit

RBN Web Desk: Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji has said that Jisshu Sengupta has returned a lifetime performance in the director’s upcoming film Ek Je Chhilo Raja. Attending a live session on social media earlier today, Srijit said, Jisshu has been exceptional in the film.

Ek Je Chhilo Raja is a courtroom drama inspired from the Bhawal case, where a possible imposter claiming to be the second prince of the estate, returns a decade after being presumed dead.

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Jisshu plays Ramendra Narayan Roy, the prince in Ek Je Chhilo Raja, and also the person who returns to claim his share from the estate. Rajnandini Dutta plays his queen Bibhabati Devi.

The film has an ensemble cast that includes Anirban Bhattacharya, Rudranil Ghosh, and Jaya Ahsan in key roles.

Ek Je Chhilo Raja is based on historian Partha Chatterjee’s book ‘A Princely Imposter?’ which recalls one of the most extraordinary legal battles ever fought in India. The narrative history is an incredible story of a courtroom drama that unfolded in Dhaka, Kolkata (then Calcutta), and London, and was replete with family intrigue, squandered wealth, and sexual debauchery.

Srijit had earlier said, Pijush Bose’s 1975 film Sanyasi Raja which had Uttam Kumar and Supriya Devi in the lead, romanticised the life of the Bhawal prince and his return. Ek Je Chhilo Raja, he said, is based on the facts of the case and is closer to history.

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Ramendra Narayan, as the claimant declared himself after returning to Bhawal, moved a Dhaka court on 24 April 1930 against Bibhabati Devi to wrest control over the property which had been taken over by the British Court of Wards since the disappearance of the prince.

Anjan Dutt and Aparna Sen play opponent lawyers in the film.

Ek Je Chhilo Raja releases this Puja.

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