Ahalya is a short 14-minute film starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Radhika Apte and Tota Roy Chowdhury. Directed by Sujoy Ghosh’s, the video has gone viral.
The video is a depiction of a story from Ramayana with a feminist spin. Soumitra Chatterjee plays husband to a significantly younger wife, played by Radhika Apte. Tota Roy Chowdhury appears in the video as a police officer.
The first draft of video has been uploaded onto a site called Fight Club. The draft video was made with English dialogues however later it has been replaced with Bengali sentences. The video uploaded has dialogues in Bengali with English subtitles.
The leading lady in the video has been described as the ‘most beautiful woman’ in the world. The video also hints on extramarital affair in the 21st Century.
As posted on twitter by the director Sujoy Ghosh, the script of the 14 minutes film is available to watch on YouTube. Ahalya has been watched over 4.3 million times till now.