Tolly actor Ujaan Ganguly plays Lokkhi Chhele in Kaushik Ganguly's next
Lokkhi Chhele produced by Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy challenges deep-rooted social stigma
After a very successful debut in filmmaker Pavel's Rosogolla last year December, filmmakers and actors Kaushik Ganguly and Churni Ganguly's son Ujaan is back in another film -- this time directed by his multiple National Award-winning director father -- Lokkhi Chhele. Produced by filmmakers Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy's Windows, the first look of this film is already creating a stir in Tollywood. The first official poster released on the auspicious day of Lakshmi Puja shows a much ravaged young Ujaan in cropped hair holding a newborn in his arms. But the most interesting part is that the newborn has four hands.
Sources say that like most of the movies from Windows, this too has a very relevant social message and addresses the superstition and stigmas prevalent rural India and Bengal. Shot extensively in the rural interiors of Purulia district, this film traces the life of a young doctor who fights against social superstitions prevalent in the rural areas and brings over a sea of change among the villagers. Though the makers and production house are tight-lipped about the rest of the cast, there's a very strong buzz that Churni Ganguly will be seen in a pivotal role after a very long time. Interestingly, Churni is also a part of Kaushik's other movie that stars another stalwart actor Jaya Ahsan besides her. The shooting for that starts from October end.
For Ujaan, who very convincingly essayed the role of Bengal's one of the first entrepreneurs, Nabin Chandra Das, the creator of the most delectable Bengali sweetmeat Rosogolla, this will be the first time he will be directed by his father. "I am very happy with the kind of reactions I am getting after the poster was revealed. There's no definition of normal in the strict sense of the term and the poster with a four-handed newborn has elicited very positive responses from the fans and industry alike. Through this movie we will address deep-rooted blind faith and superstition and raise many questions and try to give answers for a few too," tells an excited Ujaan about his second film that's slated for an early 2020 release.