Kolkata: Way back in 2014, director Kaushik Ganguly’s Chotoder Chobi threw light on the life of jokers in circus, also called dwarfs. Cut to 2022. In Barshali Chatterjee’s Kulpi, we again get to see how dwarfs have been debarred from the basic rights and values in the society.
Recently, the trailer of the Bengali film was unveiled and actor Protyay Ghosh, who plays the title role, found a lot of appreciation from the crowd. The film revolves around Kuldip Roy Chowdhury, aka Kulpi. He struggles due to his tiny size. While depicting the struggles of Kulpi, gradually the film highlights a beautiful father-son bond with veteran actor Rajatava Dutta who will be seen as Kulpi’s father, Kalipdada.
In Chotoder Chobi, we saw Dulal Sarkar romancing with Deblina Roy, two dwarves. But that’s not the case in Barshali’s film. Here’s Kulpi’s finds love interest in Kankona, played by Payel Sarkar. Biswanath Basu, who is mostly relegated to playing comic characters, will be seen as antagonist Hilton Braganza in the film.
Apart from the lead pair, veteran actress Sabitri Chatterjee and Chumki Chowdhuri will be seen in the film. Shree Pritam, Shovan Ganguly and Supratip Bhattacharya have come together and composed the music for the film.
“Kulpi is a romantic comedy dealing with some rather serious issues that have the potential to handicap our society. Protyay has done absolute justice to the character of Kulpi and Payel has aced her role as his love interest. The film deals with a myriad of emotions and I hope people from all age groups will have a great time watching the film, and grow into more empathetic human beings” said Barshali. Kulpi is expected to release in May.