The teaser of Srijit Mukherji’s directorial Ek Je Chhilo Raja was released on the eve of the 72nd death anniversary of the Bhawal Sanyasi Raja. The film is based on the sensational Bhawal Sanyasi court case.
The teaser opens with an adage that reads, ‘Laws dictate judgements. But some judgements become the law’. It reveals in bits and pieces the silhouette of a sanyasi whose entire body is pockmarked with scars and besmeared with ashes. In the background are heard the voices of a legal advisor demanding to know the identity of another man who claims himself to be Maharaja Mahendra Kumar Chowdhury, thus giving us a sneak-peak into the most intriguing royal courtroom battle in history. The visuals are supported by strong vocals that further up the intrigue factor of the film. Ek Je Chhilo Raja is the story of Mahendra Kumar Chowdhury, the middle prince of the Bhawal Estate, who was affected by syphilis and was taken to Darjeeling for treatment along with his wife, Chandrabati Devi, brother in law, Satya and a family doctor, Ashwini. He apparently died in Darjeeling and was cremated there. After 12 years, a sanyasi comes back to the estate where people start noticing him and a rumour spreads that he is the lost prince of Bikrampur estate.
What is interesting about the epic saga is that this is a terrain that director Mukherji has not ventured into before. The filmmaker is known for his drama, and psychological and adventures thrillers. Ek Je Chhilo Raja stars Jisshu Sengupta, Jaya Ahsan, Anjan Dutt, Aparna Sen, Anirban Bhattacharya, Rudranil Ghosh, Barun Chanda and Rajnandini Paul in pivotal roles. Produced by Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni under the banner of Shree Venkatesh Films, it is slated for a release during Durga Puja on October 12, 2018.
Check the teaser of the film here and let us know your expectations from the film!