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Soumitra Chatterjee's biopic Abhijaan to be released in theatres on 15 April

Directed by Parambrata Chatterjee, the film stars the late legendary actor, Jisshu Sengupta, Paoli Dam and Basabdatta Chatterjee

Roushni Sarkar

Soumitra Chatterjee’s biopic Abhijaan, directed by Parambrata Chatterjee, will be released in theatres on 15 April, on the occasion of Bengali New Year.

Starring the late legendary actor, Jisshu Sengupta, Paoli Dam, Basabdatta Chatterjee and the director himself, the film was screened at the 52nd International Film Festival of India, Goa in November last year.

Soumitra Chatterjee (1935-2020): Icon who enriched Bengal's culture and Indian cinema

In Abhijaan, Parambrata plays an aspiring filmmaker, who intends to make a film on Soumitra and requests the latter to narrate his life story to him. The film progresses with flashback moments as Soumitra recounts his journey of turning into the most iconic actor of Bengali cinema. Sengupta plays Soumitra’s younger self in the film.

The film had its world premiere at the London Film Festival on 26 June 2021. Abhijaan was also one of the official selections at the 12th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.