Mahanayika

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Mahanayika
Mahanayika 2016 bengali movie
Mahanayika's Bengali film poster
Directed bySaikat Bhakat
Produced byRamkrishna Banerjee
Written bySaikat Bhakat
Screenplay bySaikat Bhakat, Swagata Chakraborty Bhakat
Starring
Music byNachiketa
Production
company
RKB Films
Distributed byRKB Films
Release date
  • February 12, 2016 (2016-02-12) (India)
Running time
2 hrs 13 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageBengali
Budget₹ 1,00,00,000/-

Mahanayika is a 2016 Indian Bengali drama film written and directed by Saikat Bhakat, and starring Rituparna Sengupta, Indraneil Sengupta, Soumitra Chatterjee, and Saheb Chatterjee.[1][2][3]

Production[edit]

The original working title of the film was Nayika, but the director Saikat Bhakat changed it to Mahanayika. In January 2015, it was revealed that debutante director Saikat Bhakat had brought Rituparna Sengupta aboard her project Mahanayika to play the lead role of Rituparna Sengupta,[4][5] and even though inspired by the life of Suchitra Sen the project would not be a biopic.[6]

Plot[edit]

Shakuntala Sen (Rituparna Sengupta) is the princess of the glamour world. Her lover Aniruddha Mukherjee (Saheb Chatterjee) is a hero. Aniruddha's father Arindam (Soumitra Chatterjee) is the biggest producer of the film world. Shakuntala's would be father in law wants a hold on her career. Somehow Shakuntala agrees when she counts it as a question of stability of her future and decides to marry Aniruddha.

But a new crisis arises when detective officer Priyabrato Roy (Indraneil Sengupta) arrives in her life to exhume the black incidents from her past. She feels victimized and exploited by Priyobrata as he goes on revealing some bitter truths and dark secrets to her. We even see her to go to bed with Priyabrato to settle everything. But at the end, we realise that Priyabrato doesn't exist in real but as her conscience that reminds her of her past relationships and how Rajat's love was unrequited by her. By this time, she has been sufficiently panged to break relation with Mukherjee family, only to return to work and focus on career once again.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The album containing 9 songs is created by Nachiketa and Rabindranath Tagore. The lyrics are penned by Nachiketa and Rabindranath Tagore. The music is distributed by Assure Digital Services Pvt. Ltd.

Sl No Song Title Music Singer(s) Duration
1 Aji Jharer Raate Rabindranath Tagore Mousumi Banerjee 4:28
2 Amra Dujon (Female) Nachiketa Moumita Ghosh 3:37
3 Amra Dujon (Male) Nachiketa Rajarshi Seal 3:37
4 Dang Dang Nachiketa Sumana Ray, Ishaksha Nath Dey 5:07
5 E Nachi Nachiketa Nachiketa 3:54
6 Jaago Nachiketa Nachiketa 3:34
7 Kato Chena Mukh Nachiketa Nachiketa 5:06
8 O Chand Rabindranath Tagore Srabani Sen 3:51
9 Tor Raat Jaga Nachiketa Dhansiri Chakraborty 4:22

Reception[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mahanayika Movie Review". The Times of India. 16 February 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Rituparna Sengupta to play Suchitra Sen in 'Mahanayika'". India Times. 17 July 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  3. ^ Mazumdar, Shreyanka (11 April 2016). "review: Mahanayika". Times of India. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  4. ^ Sinha, Jayanta (16 July 2015). "Rituparna Sengupta to play Mahanayika Suchitra Sen?". Times of India. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  5. ^ Press Trust of India (17 July 2015). "Rituparna Sengupta to play Suchitra Sen in 'Mahanayika'". Economic Times. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  6. ^ Acharya, Anindita (8 July 2015). "Mahanayika not a biopic on Suchitra Sen: Saikat Bhakat". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 23 May 2016.