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Glimpses from the teaser launch of Dev’s upcoming film Bagha Jatin

Directed by Arun Roy and starring superstar Dev, the film is set to take the audience on a captivating journey into the life of one of India’s greatest revolutionaries

Sramana Ray Published 18.09.23, 11:38 AM
Dev and Sreeja Dutta

Dev and Sreeja Dutta Pictures: Koushik Saha

The teaser of Dev’s film Bagha Jatin was launched at RaasManch in Raajkutir Swabhumi recently and fans are going all out to shower their love and support. Directed by Arun Roy and starring superstar Dev, the film is set to take the audience on a captivating journey into the life of one of India’s greatest revolutionaries. The film celebrates the spirit of bravery and national pride that defined one of the most important chapters in Indian history.

The Dev Entertainment Ventures-produced piece is a patriotic period film based on the courageous tale of freedom fighter Bagha Jatin. It wasn't just a tiger that he dealt with, but the cruelties of colonialism. The film also features Sreeja Dutta (Indubala Banerjee, Bagha Jatin’s wife), Sudipta Chakraborty (as Binodbala, his elder sister), Anirban Patitandi, Kolaj Sengupta, Gurshaan Singh Kohli, Bhaskar Mukherjee, Samiul Alam, Ujjal Ghosh, Abhirup Choudhury, Kaushik Paul, Sajal Mandal and Rohan Bhattacharya. The music is composed by Nilayan Chatterjee.

(l-r) Sudipta Chakraborty,  Iman Chakraborty, Arun Roy

(l-r) Sudipta Chakraborty, Iman Chakraborty, Arun Roy

"I have watched Arunda's films and have admired them. When we got talking to each other, he proposed the idea of Bagha Jatin to me and I readily agreed. From Hiralal to Binay Badal Dinesh, he has delivered some masterpieces. So, it was indeed exciting when he proposed the idea. I have studied the life of Bagha Jatin and I am aware of a few things. The best studios have come on board to work on the VFX for the film. Firefly Creative Studio — a leading visual effects and computer graphics company that had done the VFX work for RRR — is doing the VFX work for Bagha Jatin. Three companies from Calcutta are also working on the VFX work. There is a huge team involved. The VFX work will be of international standard. They showed me a presentation and I was finally satisfied and believed that we could reach soaring heights with Bagha Jatin, which is about grit, resilience and passion for saving one’s country from the shackles of colonial rule,” said Dev.

The stardom of Dev, the scale and scope of the film, its message, the use of expert VFX, a cast of 92 actors, and a very powerful BGM composed by Nilayan Chatterjee resonated well with the people invited to the event. Director Arun Roy said, “It was a delight working with Dev. He’s supportive as a producer, and I cannot begin to say how passionate he is about the work he’s taken up. I just drew up a list of things I required to pull off the film and executed the way both he and I had thought of, and he ensured the process was carried out seamlessly.”

Rohaan Bhattacharjee

Rohaan Bhattacharjee

"We've tried our level best to follow all the research that has been carried out about his life. Bagha Jatin is such a wonderful character that I thought people should know about his sacrifices and contribution to attaining Independence. After watching the whole movie, I decided that we'll release it in Hindi as well," said Dev.

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