Ahalya, The Short Film: From the Heart of Director Sujoy Ghosh

By | Jul 22, 2015

Director Sujoy Ghosh, who has been in the news for quite a time for his short film Ahalya which has been highly liked by the people and went viral on YouTube.

Overwhelmed Sujoy exclaimed that he has got enough short film offers that will last him in the next three years.

Radhika Apte in Ahalya

Radhika Apte in Ahalya Movie

He wholeheartedly gives the credit of his success to Valmiki, the original writer of Ramayana for his script.

Talking at an event in Kolkata, he shared that he always felt bad for Ahalya, the pious wife of Gautama, who was lured in a one night stand by Lord Indra, the king of all the Gods.

Sujoy Ghosh came in the limelight through his film Kahaani starred by Vidya Balan and was highly liked by the audience as well as the critics.

Taking a look at Ahalya, the short film required a protagonist who could speak through her body language. Sujoy met Radhika Apte in Mumbai and things just followed on its own.

Sujoy had a dream to work with Bengali great Soumitra Chatterjee, who had played a 70+ artist in Ahalya. So this short film also made his this dream come true as well. Mr. Chatterjee also was quite impressed by Sujoy’s work in Kahaani.

However, the director was very hesitant about some dialogues in the movie, especially those which referred to character’s sexual abilities.

Sujoy Ghosh’s Film – Ahalya | Watch Here:

The video has got more than 0.7 Million views within 3 days of its upload.

“It’s not me, but the character who’s saying the lines.”, Chatterjee said, making Sujoy feel normal.

Music of the short film is given by Anupam Roy, who has successfully composed music for Deepika Padukone starrer Piku and the background score is by Clinton Cerejo, who has previously worked with Sujoy in Kahaani.

Director Sujoy Ghosh’s Ahalya is a venture of Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films.

Sujoy also says that Mahabharata and Ramayana are the two books that are full of stories he would like to tell. He didn’t disclose his future projects.

On talking about the arrival of Kahaani-2, Sujoy described it as “tabloid stories, the creation of media and rubbish”.

Ahalya, a short film is very unique project. If you have not viewed it yet, watch it now.

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