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Rajkahini (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, History | 16 October 2015 (India)
In August 1947, the British passed a bill regarding the partition of Bengal. Delving into the grim history of the Partition, Mukherjee's movie Rajkahini is woven around a border between the... See full summary »

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Srijit Mukherji

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Shaket Banerjee (subtitles) (as Saket Banerjee), Annapurna Basu (subtitles) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rituparna Sengupta ... Begum Jaan
Lily Chakravarty ... Kawmola (as Lily Chakraborty)
Parno Mittra ... Golaap
Jaya Ahsan ... Rubina
Sudiptaa Chakraborty ... Juthika (as Sudipta Chakraborty)
Priyanka Sarkar ... Lata
Sohini Sarkar ... Duli
Saayoni Ghosh ... Koli
Ridhima Ghosh ... Fatima a. k. a. Shabnam
Ditipriya Roy Ditipriya Roy ... Bnuchki
Ena Saha ... Banno
Abir Chatterjee ... Master
Rudranil Ghosh ... Sujan
Saswata Chatterjee ... Prophullo Mohan Sen
Koushik Sen ... Mohammad Illias
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In August 1947, the British passed a bill regarding the partition of Bengal. Delving into the grim history of the Partition, Mukherjee's movie Rajkahini is woven around a border between the two nations that runs through a brothel housing 11 women.

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Drama | History

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Country:

India

Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India See more »

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INR30,500,000 (estimated)
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SVF Entertainment See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Rajkahini – No Man's Land!
16 October 2015 | by alekhyadasSee all my reviews

Rajkahini – No Man's Land! by http://fb.com/iamAlekhyaDas

The film demos how a group of women can stand up in a man's realm.

The plot rotates around a brothel which falls among the international boundaries during the partition of Bengal of 1947. How different people's life is built with this bordello and how everyone's life changes after the news of the partition is what Rajkahini is all about.

Rajkahini references the pitiless instances happening over the state due to the partition. People's lives are becoming a muddle and they are made to detriment. In the interim, a group of prostitutes from that very brothel stand against the entire barrier and held their heads high with superiority.

The brothel was established by Begum Jaan played by Rituparna Sengupta who is the most intrepid lady you'll ever see. She aids all the other dwellers of the household to be resilient like her and helps them to stand against the world and menfolk. She doesn't want a single support from a man and she'll perish without taking a single's man help if she has to. She has completely made the flick what it is. She is the toughest feature of the entire whorehouse and the movie.

[ I won't be sharing too much because it will be a spoiler.]

Everyone has acted their finest. Rituparna Sengupta, Zoya Ahsan, Rudranil Ghosh, Parno Mittra and Jisshu U Sengupta were the best of the best.

Cinematography and Composition were exceptionally marvelous. The bumpy and proportioned close up shots and the prompt cam action scenes were well shot.

Director Srijit Mukherji deserves a respect to put up such a picture, which illustrations that a woman can do more than a man can do. He indicates that a woman can triumph a man's world and make it her domain.

Every film has its pros and cons. This movie has them too. The opening sequence Ridhima Ghosh will give you shivers down your spines. The love sequence between Rudranil and Zoya will make you smile and 'awww'. Rudranil's valiant ransom will also make you have admiration for him. The climax scene featuring Bucchki shows how a woman can slay a man within 'flashes' without actually slaughtering them.

Rajkahini also displays how an exceptional movie can get off course with a single, final scene. The climax fight sequence could have been so much enhanced. It was ridiculous and everyone seating around the theaters were really dissatisfied by the part before the final credits. It was supposed to have a burning, destructive effect on you, but it was too icy and almost wrecked the entire pinnacle.

Overall, ‪‎Rajkahini‬ is a must watch movie for every woman and is dedicated to expatriates and the fighters of the partition.

'Jaye Hai' to the 'Never giving up' spirit!

3.75/5


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