The film was to be released on 1 May, but Dev Entertainment Ventures have released an animated video saying a new date will be announced later. The video also seeks to educate people about the coronavirus and the precautions to be taken.
Hobu Chandra Raja Gobu Chandra Mantri will be released when normalcy is restored, say producers
Kolkata - 06 Apr 2020 18:35 IST
Updated : 23:46 IST
The release date for Aniket Chattopadhyay’s Hobu Chandra Raja Gobu Chandra Mantri has been postponed owing to the nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic. The film was slated for release on 1 May, but Dev Entertainment Ventures, the producers, released a video today in which they stated that a new release date would be announced once normalcy was restored.
The video, which features the animated characters of Hobu Chandra Raja, played by Saswata Chatterjee, and Gobu Chandra Mantri, played by Kharaj Mukherjee, also talks about the precautionary measures that people need to adopt against the coronavirus, like maintaining physical distance and personal hygiene.
Not only does the animated video speak about staying away from superstitious beliefs, especially at a time when people are prone to panic, it also hints at how the essential needs of daily-wage labourers and migrant workers need to be taken care of during the lockdown.
In the video, Gobu Chandra Mantri poses as a negative force, diverting people from taking the right action, while Hobu Chandra Raja remains firm in his decision to open the treasury for the good of the common people. so that it can be used for the safety and security of the country.
Chattopadhyay’s Hobu Chandra Raja Gobu Chandra Mantri is based on Dakshinaranjan Mitra Majumdar’s stories, Sarkar Moshaiyer Thole and Hobu Chandra Raja Gobu Chandra Mantri, about a king who is totally dependent on his minister. The subjects in his kingdom are happy as they are treated as equals by the ruler. Arpita Pal Chatterjee plays the queen in the movie.