Marking the 158th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Hoichoi, a leading Bengali on-demand video streaming platform, has announced its upcoming original web series ‘Manbhanjan’. The web series will start streaming on Hoichoi from May 31.
With the story ‘Manbhanjan’ written by Tagore, India-based independent filmmaker Abhijit Chowdhury has directed the web series. The lead casts are Sohini Sarkar, Amrita Chattopadhyay and Anirban Bhattacharya.
The plot of ‘Manbhanjan’ is about Giribala‚ a housewife who leads a lonely life in her in-law’s home. Giribala and Gopinath had a loving, romantic relationship when they got married, but soon Gopinath fell out of love and started seeing a glamorous theatre actress, Labanga.
The charm of Giribala’s youth and beauty could not keep Gopinath in the house as her husband doesn’t care at all about her anymore. Frustrated with her daily life of utter loneliness, Giribala leaves her house after Gopinath escapes with Labanga. Giribala decides to make the most of her life and comes out of the situation much braver, stronger and empowered.
Regarding this new original, Sakib R Khan, Business Lead, hoichoi, Bangladesh said, ‘We at hoichoi always try to uphold our rich Bengali culture on screen. Works of Rabindranath Tagore symbolizes the profuseness of Bengali literature. So, on the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore we decided to pay our tribute to him by announcing the latest hoichoi original based on one of his stories.’