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Jaatishwar (2014)

The life and notable works of Anthony Firingee a 19th century Bengali language folk poet of Portuguese origin.The time frame of the storyline jumps between two different time periods-19th century and the present day.

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Srijit Mukherji (as Srijit Mukhopadhyay)

Writer:

Srijit Mukherji (story, screenplay and dialogue) (as Srijit Mukhopadhyay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Prasenjit Chatterjee ... Kushawl Hazra / Hensman Anthony (as Prosenjit Chattopadhyay)
Jishu Sengupta ... Rohit Mehta
Swastika Mukherjee ... Mahamaya Bandhopadhyay / Soudamini (as Swastika Mukhopadhyay)
Mamata Shankar ... Mahamaya's Mother
Rahul Banerjee ... Amitava (as Rahul Arunadoy Bandyopadhyay)
Riya Sen ... Sudeshna
Abir Chatterjee ... Bodhi (as Abir Chattopadhyay)
Ananya Chatterjee ... Joggeshwari (as Ananya Chattopadhyay)
Kharaj Mukherjee ... Bhola Moyra (as Kharaj Mukhopadhyay)
Tamal Ray Chowdhury Tamal Ray Chowdhury ... Horu Thakur
Dwijen Banerjee ... Village Priest (as Dwijen Bandyopadhyay)
Sumit Samaddar Sumit Samaddar ... Village Head
Biswajit Chakraborty ... Thakur Singho
Sujan Mukherjee ... Ram Basu (as Neel Mukhopadhyay)
Koushik Ghosh Koushik Ghosh ... Dr. Sengupta (as Dr. Kaushik Ghosh)
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Storyline

The plot refers to the life of Anthony Firingee (Hensman Anthony), a 19th-century Bengali language folk poet of Portuguese origin. Also, the plot has two different time periods-19th century and the present day (2013). The protagonist of the film is Rohit, a Gujarati who falls in love with a Bengali woman named Mahamaya. As he goes to study colonial history in Portugal, he decides to study the life of Heynsman Anthony (known as Anthony firingi) and in the process meets with a mysterious man Kushawl Hajra in Chandernagore. Written by wikipedia

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Release Date:

17 January 2014 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Re-incarnate See more »

Filming Locations:

Bolepur, West Bengal, India See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo (5.1 surround)

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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In the movie Antony Firingee (1967), Ruma Guha Thakurta played the role of Jogyeshwari, she also sang for the character. In this movie, her daughter Shramana Guha Thakurta sang for the character. See more »

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A musical whose memories will stay for a long time to come...
20 January 2014 | by sandipan-bhattacharyaSee all my reviews

Maybe I'm biased, but coming straight to the point, this is Srijit Mukherji's best film till date. And that ought to tell you enough since some of his earlier films were ones that changed the entire face of mainstream Bangla cinema.

To be very honest, when I first saw the trailer of Jaatishwar I was slightly unsure of whether this would be as good as the director's previous works... But having watched the film, I m awestruck. I feel enriched musically and also as a Bangali... A wonderful film... A musical journey worth cherishing... Its a complete film, with brilliant cinematography and a script that celebrates our language... On the acting front Prosenjit Chatterjee delivers yet another epic performance... Jishu, Swastika, Abir, Mamata Shankar all are very good... But the winner here is the music... When a film is labelled as a musical of memories, the director had to ensure the music justifies the label... And who else than Kabir Suman to pull this one off... Absolutely brilliant work... Thanks Srijit Mukherji for yet another fantastic film... A movie like this deserves no less than 10... You forget all cinematic clichés, the little inconsistencies here and there and the only thing that remains with you as you leave the theatre is one good feeling of having watched a new milestone being set in Bangla cinema... And of course the proud feeling of being a Bangali...


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