Anirban Bhattacharya’s film Ballabhpurer Roopkotha is a quirky horror comedy that revolves around the eccentric story of Ballabhpur Rajbari’s last descendant. Based on Badal Sarkar’s popular drama piece, Ballabhpurer Roopkotha, which releases on October 25, tells the story of the crumbling rajbari of Ballabhpur, which only has two men living in it, the last descendant of the Ray dynasty, Bhupati Ray, and his menial Monohar. The dynasty merely exists as there is no trace of wealth. Both the dwellers are overburdened with heavy debts until one day they get a proposal to sell off their property. What continues is a hullabaloo of events revolving around Bhupati Ray, Monohar, the buyers and one ghost that makes Ballabhpur Rajbari a place of chaos for that night.
Chanda Halder, played by Surangana Bandopadhyay | Chanda Halder is a young pretty lady, who falls in love with Bhupati Ray.
B.P. Halder and Swapna Halder, played by Sandip Bhattacharya and Jhulan Bhattacharya |He is an eccentric businessman who arrives at Ballabhpur to bid for the property, with his ever-sceptical wife Swapna, and his awe-struck daughter Chanda. B.P. Halder is an enthusiastic soul, who is always curious to learn new things. Swapna is completely opposite to her husband and suspicious of even the little things.
Sanjib Basu, played by Debraj Bhattacharya | Sanjib Basu is a confidant of Bhupati who arrives at the mansion one day and falls in an extremely unpredictable position. He plans to stay at the place but by using a pseudonym.
Chowdhury, played by Shyamal Sarkar | Chowdhury is a rival of B.P. Halder and the plot thickens with his arrival at the house.
Monohar, played by Shyamal Chakraborty | Monohar, the saviour of the house, brings a touch of humour to the film.
Saha, Srinath and Paban, played by Kripabindu Chowdhury, Surajit Sarkar and Sumonta Roy | They are the three local shopkeepers, who agree to participate in a grand scheme.
I am eternally grateful to the audience for whom I got the courage to direct the film after my web series Mandaar. Ballabhpurer Roopkotha is a family watch, which is light-hearted and at the same time loaded with plenty of spooky yet hilarious surprises — Anirban Bhattacharya, director of the film