Kolkata: If you ever go to Sunderbans, the world’s largest delta, you would not come back without hearing about the tigers. But director Korok Murmu narrates the tale of the land of Kumirkhali in Hoichoi’s latest Bengali series Sundarbaner Vidyasager, where he carefully weaves in the story of educationist and social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, who fought for widow remarriage and women’s rights, and places him in today’s Sunderbans. A simpleton, can he alleviate the plight of the widows of Kumirkhali?
For the first time, National Award-winning actor Riddhi Sen has teamed up with TV sensation Ushashi Ray. The trailer received enough love from the audience.
Riddhi was instantly hooked onto the story of Sundarbaner Vidyasager. “The moment I heard the story, I felt the content is unique and impactful. I am hoping the audience will appreciate our work with Sundarbaner Vidyasager,” said the Nagarkirtan actor.
Ushasi plays the character of Parboti, a widow from Kumirkhali village in Sundarbans. “Parboti is a dynamic character. I am immensely thankful to the director and writer, Arkadeep Nath for giving me Parboti,” said the actress, who became a household name after playing Kadambini in the television series of the same name.
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Streaming on Hoichoi, Sundarbaner Vidyasager also stars Sankar Debnath, Rupanjana Mitra, Pratik Dutta, Doyel Nandy, Kaushik Kar, Sajal Mondal and Sudeep Dhara.
A recent docu-series Mukhyamantri, directed by the brilliant Indranil Roychowdhury (he made Phoring) on Hoichoi, is also garnering a lot of praise.
While the common man tries to understand the state through the lens of daily news, they rarely obtain a clear picture of the events that led to today’s difficulties and challenges. Produced by ABP Studios, the Hoichoi docu-series looks at the landscape of Bengal politics through the eyes of the state’s eight chief ministers. The audience gets an in-depth examination and dissection of Bengal’s former and current political environment.