Ahalya

When a film is made well, it usually transcends barriers of language and culture.

When a film is made well, it usually transcends barriers of language and culture. That’s why people across the world, including Hollywood legends like Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese, could enjoy Satyajit Ray’s work. Sujoy Ghosh’s 14-minute short film hits the same sweet spot and will appeal to everyone who loves good cinema, irrespective of their understanding of Bengali language or culture.

The short film stars Soumitra Chatterjee, Radhika Apte and Tota Roy Choudhury and is titled Ahalya. Interestingly, Soumitra Chatterjee made his acting debut in Apur Sansar, the third part of Ray’s Apu Trilogy. While Radhika Apte’s Bengali is wobbly at times, the re-telling of one of the most interesting tales from the Ramayana is simply fantastic.

Ahalya refers to the mythical character from the Ramayana who was considered the most beautiful woman in the world and was cursed by her husband after God Indra seduced her. She was finally liberated by Rama.

Source – dnaindia.com, youtube.com