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Bismillah teaser: Story of a musician torn between following his passion and carrying forward a legacy

Directed by Indraadip Dasgupta, the film stars Riddhi Sen, Subhasree Ganguly, Surangana Bandyopadhyay, Kaushik Ganguly and Gaurav Chakrabarty.

Roushni Sarkar

The teaser of composer-filmmaker Indraadip Dasgupta’s upcoming feature Bismillah revolves around the titular character, a flautist played by Riddhi Sen. Also starring Subhasree Ganguly, Surangana Bandyopadhyay, Kaushik Ganguly and Gaurav Chakrabarty, the film tells the story of a villager who experiences different shades of love on his journey of becoming a full-fledged musician.

In the teaser, Bismillah, a Muslim flautist, is often seen in the avatar of Krishna. The visuals of his romantic endeavours with Subhasree seem to draw reference from Krishna and Radha’s passionate love story while the snippets with Bandyopadhyay, who seems to be playing a young Vaishnavite widow, have the flavour of innocent childhood friendship.

Bismillah’s life seems to take a serious turn after a shehnai ustad (Kaushik) makes him his disciple. A follower of Krishna, the musician seems to be caught between his desire to pursue his passion for the flute and carrying forward the legacy of his teacher, the shehnai player.

Dasgupta’s semi-classical melodious compositions hold a lot of promise in terms of doing justice to the film's romantic tone and overall themes. 

Bismillah is slated to be released in theatres on 19 August.

Check out the teaser below and let us know if you are keen on watching the film

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