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The trailer of the social thriller Bodhon 2 focuses on a dark world on the outskirts of Bengal

Bodhon 2 sees Sandipta Sen return as Raka Sen in a new setting — a fictional place called Ipilpur, inspired by a location on the outskirts of Bengal

The Telegraph Published 30.11.23, 06:05 AM
Sandipta Sen at the trailer launch

Sandipta Sen at the trailer launch Pictures: The Telegraph

After receiving immense love and acclaim for the highly successful series Bodhon, which was a social drama, Hoichoi has geared up for its second season — a social thriller — this December. The trailer for the upcoming season has been released. Bodhon 2 sees Sandipta Sen return as Raka Sen in a new setting — a fictional place called Ipilpur, inspired by a location on the outskirts of Bengal.

The trailer starts with Raka Sen (Sandipta Sen) journeying to Ipilpur with her husband, Riju (Koushik Roy) for their honeymoon and some official work, only to have her voyage interrupted by the town’s residents. Satya Prakash Chowdhury (Lokenath De) and his son Suken (Indrasish Ray) wield authority over Ipilpur, cultivating an environment rife with regressive practices such as witch-hunting, cast discrimination, and human trafficking. Raka Sen emerges as a catalyst for change in this ominous and isolated place, defying the established order upon her arrival.

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Sandipta in Bodhon 2

Sandipta in Bodhon 2

She hints at potential trouble in her relationship, suggesting that Riju might have made a mistake by involving her in his work life, leading to confrontations in their new paradise. The trailer culminates with a powerful shot of Raka Sen wielding a piece of glass, promising an action-packed series highlighting her rise to power in Bodhon 2.

Excited about the response to the trailer, Sandipta said: “Raka Sen emerges as an even more resilient character in this season. In the previous instalment, her battles were solely on behalf of Shinjini. However, this time around, she is fighting for a broader cause, advocating for the rights of both males and females, young and old. Her mission extends beyond personal connections, aiming to address societal issues such as witch-hunting, caste discrimination, human trafficking, and child marriage. As she protests these practices, she finds herself becoming a victim in the process. Also, in this season Raka Sen will be seen performing a lot of fighting and chase sequences; I have performed all by myself. Thus, the season promises significant developments, and I sincerely hope that the audience will continue to shower the same, if not more, love upon our characters as they did in the first season.”

Director Aditi Roy said: “The return of Raka Sen is much needed in a world plagued with redundant evil practices, and this time she herself becomes a victim. What makes Bodhon 2 even more special is its portrayal as a first-of-its-kind social thriller. But the most challenging part was shooting in such a location, which was eerie, and on top of that it was raining heavily. The action and the drama in Season 2 are way more than what we showed in Season 1, making it an action-packed emotionally charged watch.”

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