Short Film Bidyang Dehi celebrates
International Women’s Day
News Desk, News Nation 360: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Turtle Films launched the teaser of a perfectly fitting short-film, Bidyang Dehi, the tale of yet another daughter of India, caged by her domestic duties and her subsequent journey of breaking free and daring to dream anew. In the presence of director Ranjay Ray Choudhury, producer Baijayanti Ray Choudhury and the lead actors Mir Afsar Ali, Koneenica Banerjee, Kaushik Sen and Bidyut Das and other crew members of the project the teaser of Bidyang Dehi launched. Bidyang Dehi is the inspirational story of Mrs Bidya Ganguly, played by Koneenica Banerjee whose entire identity is limited to being the responsible and dutiful wife of Mr Avi Ganguly, played by Kaushik Sen. After her marriage, Bidya’s husband is the centre of her universe and her world revolves exclusively around his needs. But before her marriage, Bidya was a rather
talented classical dancer but now, with her busy schedule packed with household chores, dance, to her is a thing of the past, akin to a distant dream she cannot fulfil. But Mrs Ganguly’s life takes an unforeseen turn when she meets her neighbour, played by Mir, who inspires her to be brave enough to dream again. According to Mir, Women's Day is not just a single day, but a day worth observing every day. He feels one must learn to respect and give due importance to all the women at their home. This film is thus a celebration of the womanhood of a housewife who gradually learns to value her own self. Director Ranjay Ray Choudhury told he wanted to give a message to the people that it is high time everybody stands by the women who face harassment after marriage, both physical and mental, women who have been snatched off of their rights to fulfil their dreams and choose their own paths in life and instead have been forced to accept their fate and carry on as victims of
domestic abuse. Lead actress Koneenica expressed her views that women often fail to put their education to use. They are taught to be meek and submissive to their husbands who in turn fail to value them. Bidyang Dehi will teach everybody to use their education to rise up against the violence and discrimination that are faced by women in society.
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Report : Anustup Kundu