Two Bengali films are slated to hit theatres this Christmas. Baghini, which was slated to be released four years back, is inspired by the life and struggle of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, but it is not a biopic.
Baghini maker Nehal Dutta said he was happy the film was being released finally and urged people to see it for cinematic reasons, saying it has nothing to do with politics.
Mainak Bhaumik directorial Cheeni is also releasing on December 24.
While Baghini stars Ruma Chakraborty, a popular jatra actor who also acted in many Bengali films, Cheeni stars Aparajita Adhya, Saurav Das, newcomer Madhumita Sarkar among others.
Industry sources said Srijit Mukherji’s Kakabur Pratyaborton was earlier schedule for Christmas but was later postponed, considering the fact that cinema halls are yet to witness a surge in audience turnout as a section of people are still wary of visiting theatres.
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