The film provides an account of the public outrage that broke out when the Akashvani Kolkata (All India Radio Kolkata) decided to replace Birendra Krishna Bhadra with the matinee idol Uttam Kumar for Mahisasurmardini, a program that narrated the holy verses on the descent of goddess Durga to earth...Read story
Jisshu Sengupta was scared for the first time while playing Uttam Kumar in Mahalaya
The actor said that he has certain dialogues spoken by Kumar in real life that are bound to move the audience.
Mahalaya trailer: All except episode of public outrage revealed
The period drama is based on the public outrage that broke out when Birendra Krishna Bhadra was replaced by Uttam Kumar in the popular annual radio programme, Mahishasur Mardini.