Jio Studios and SVF Entertainment take immense pride in presenting the first look of Bengali film “Kabuliwala,” a cinematic marvel from the depths of history penned by the legendary Rabindranath Tagore.
Mithun Chakraborty will helm the role of Rahmat in Tagore’s masterpiece, a character that deeply connects with audiences of all ages. This production, helmed by SVF Entertainment and produced by the visionaries Jyoti Deshpande, Shrikant Mohta, and Mahendra Soni, promises to rekindle the warmth and emotions that touched hearts years ago.
‘Kabuliwala’- the timeless tale of Rahmat is a story of a middle-aged Afghan man, whose heart overflows with fatherly love for a little girl-Mini, in the bustling city of Kolkata set in the year of 1965.The film captures the period that encapsulates the essence of heartwarming connections and the deep significance of love that knows no boundaries, transcending both borders and cultures.
In the year 1957, the trailblazing director, Tapan Sinha, immortalized Tagore’s heartfelt narrative on the silver celluloid, and now, after a span of 66 years, Director Suman Ghosh, who had earlier collaborated with Mithun Chakraborty in the critically acclaimed ‘Nobel Chor’, is set to create magic once more by bringing this classic to life again on the Bengali silver screen.
Speaking about his role as Rahmat, Mithun Chakraborty shares, “Regarding my portrayal of Rahmat in ‘Kabuliwala,’ I anticipate a deeply emotional journey. The character’s unwavering affection and strong bond with Mini evoke profound nostalgia and resonate with audiences universally.”
Director Suman Ghosh, known for his exceptional storytelling prowess, is all set to take audiences on an unforgettable journey that delves into the poignant relationship between Rahmat and Mini. He said, “Drawing inspiration from Tagore’s immortal opus, ‘Kabuliwala,’ our film pays homage to the 1957 Bengali adaptation, which captivated the hearts of cinephiles through the unforgettable portrayal of the protagonist by the esteemed Bengali actor, Chhabi Biswas. Our cinematic endeavour shall gracefully encapsulate the essence of love and yearning, as Rahmat discovers solace in the innocence of the young girl, evoking tender memories of his own child, whom he had parted from in his homeland.”
Accentuating the captivating narrative, the soulful music will becomposed by the illustrious Indraadip Dasgupta, further elevating the emotive journey of “Kabuliwala.”
Shrikant Mohta, Co-Founder and Director of SVF, remarked with heartfelt enthusiasm, “After an extended period, we’re ecstatic to have the legendary Mithun Chakraborty on board with us, all set to bring the character of Rahmat to life in ‘Kabuliwala’, ensuring an enthralling and visually stunning cinematic journey. Bringing Tagore’s timeless gem, ‘Kabuliwala,’ on silver screen is a privilege and an honour. The story’s emotional depth and its resonance with audiences through the years have inspired us to embark on this cinematic journey once again.”
The much-anticipated shooting of ‘Kabuliwala’ is scheduled to commence from August 1, promises to captivate the hearts of audiences with its evocative storytelling, rich visuals, and soul-stirring performances.
The emotionally stirring tale of a father- daughter’s affectionate connection, intricately woven amidst the vibrant tapestry of Kolkata, is going to be the Christmas Release of 2023 by Jio Studios & SVF!