Director Kamaleswar Mukherjee‘s much talked film Mahabharata’s shooting will start from December this year. The story of the film is the great epic Mahabharata in a modern avatar.
Story of the film Mahabharata
The story of the film Mahabharata revolves around two families who make their wealth from land deals, tea gardens and coal mines. Gradually the families shift their focus to smuggling, real estate, Ponzi schemes and cricket betting to make more money. The story begins in 1950 and continues till today, 2014. The families change their activities from time to time.
The film deals with number of socio-political issues of modern times. Coal mafias are ruling the Bengal-Jharkhand boarder. Poor people of huge number of villages in those areas work under the coal mafias and earn their bread.
The second part of the film deals with cricket betting - dice game in Mahabharata. In the film Draupadi will be seen as bar dancer at a nightclub. 'Geeta' sequence of Mahabharata in the film has Dev and Parambrata meeting at a bar over drinks.
Cast of the Film Mahabharata
BHEESMA — Pravash — Prosenjit Chatterjee
SATYABATI — Basabi — Gargi Roy Choudhury
VIDUR — Prabuddha — Kaushik Sen
VYASA — Doipawan — Anjan Dutta
DRONACHARYA — SK Saladin — Rajatabha Dutta
DURYODHAN — Durjay — Saswata Chatterjee
KARNA — Kaneen — Indranil SenGupta
SHAKUNI — Muyaiya Chisti — Rudranil Ghosh
KUNTI — Pritha — Arpita Chatterjee
YUDHISTIR — Arshad — Abir Chatterjee
BHEEMA — Rustam — Biswanath Basu
ARJUN — Sohrab — Dev
KRISHNA — Murari Ghoshal — Parambarata Chatterjee
DRUPAD — Zubeir — Sankar Chakraborty
DHRISTYADUMNYA — Akmal — Saheb Bhattacharya
SUBHADRA — Ishani — Tanushree Chakrabarty
DHARMA, INDRA & PAWAN - infusion character — Ibrahim Ali — Shantilal Mukherjee
GHATOTHKACH — Tahir — Indrasish Chatterjee
ABHIMANYU — Hassan — Ranadip Bose
AMBIKA — Parvati — Sohini Sarkar
AMBA — Bhargavi — Damini Basu
KRIPA — Rothijit Das — Padmanava Das Gupta
VICHITRABIRJA — Veerjesh — Anindya Banerjee
SATYAKI — Satyaki — Srijit Mukherjee
JAYADRATH — Jayanta — Koushik Ganguly
KASHIRAJ — Kashinath — Nittyo Ganguly