The cast and crew of the film will be present at the launch.
Written and Directed by: Ranjan Ghosh
Presented by AVA Film Productions Pvt. Ltd. & Pawan Kanodia
Co-produced by Vinayak Pictures
Rituparna Sengupta, Saswata Chatterjee, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Sritama Dey, Aryuun Ghosh, Arunima Halder, Abhyuday Dey, Purbasha Mal, Koushik Kar, Shaheb Bhattacherjee, and Poulomi Das.
Cinematographer – Subhadeep Dey
Editor – Amit Pal
Music – Avijit Kundu
Sound Design/Mix – Abhik Chatterjee and Ayan Bhattacharya
Art Director – Ashis Adhikary
Costume – Payel Dutta
UNESCO has included Kolkata’s Durga Puja in its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It is a religious-cultural event signifying the victory of good over evil and worships the female form of God. Mahishasur Marddini is another name for Goddess Durga. Our story begins with the gang-rape and murder of a ten-year-old deaf-mute destitute girl a night before Durga puja is scheduled to begin in Kolkata. She happened to live through her days and nights at the local Hindu crematorium and Muslim graveyard. The storyline then shifts to the house of a landlady and her four college-going tenants who are busy with last-minute festival preparations. Through the night they receive a few visitors, some planned, some unplanned. The incidents that unfold thereafter showcase the trials and tribulations faced by women all over. The characters too have their moment of catharsis as they realize that a girl-child or a woman in distress is nothing short of humanity in peril. Mahishasur Marddini is our letter of apology to women for the wrongs done to her through the ages, that continue even to this day.