Kolkata, Sep 13 : As the smell of Durga Puja slowly wafts in, Bengal gears up to welcome Maa Durga in homes and lives. With Mahalaya, the bouquet of festivities officially begins.
It is an auspicious day observed by people of Bengal, which marks the onset of the pujas. Showcasing yet another glorious rendition of Maa Durga’s story, Star Jalsha is proud to present to its viewers, 'Mahisashur Mardini'. 'Mahisashur Mardini' promises to take viewers on a trip down memory lane with an enigmatic portrayal of this iconic recital by Birendra Krishna Bhadra.
The story of how Maa Durga defeats the asuras and the triumph of good over evil will be depicted through a visually dynamic dance-drama portrayal which has never been seen on Bengali television. The show will have an ensemble cast showcasing some of Jalsha’s most popular artists portraying Devi’s many forms. Television actress, Madhumita Chakraborty will portray the part of Mahisashur Mardini. Apart from this, Rooqma Ray, Shyamoupti Mudly, Sudipta, Pratyusha and Sohini will be seen as different avatars of Maa Durga. Jeetu Kamal will be seen portraying the role of Lord Shiva.
The opening and the closing act have been performed by ace television actress Indrani Halder.The show has been directed by none other than the renowned filmmaker Kamaleshwar Mukherjee. The music for the programme has been arranged by exemplary music director Debajyoti Mishra. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sagnik Ghosh, EVP & Channel Head, Star Jalsha & Jalsha Movies said, “Mahalaya is an extremely auspicious day for the people of Bengal.
The day begins with the iconic recital by Birendra Krishna Bhadra, whose historic baritone still lingers in the hearts of Bengalis. Keeping this in mind, Star Jalsha has specially curated this visual extravaganza called Mahisashur Mardini. An ode to the power of Maa Durga, the show depicts a mesmerizing act on the iconic Mahalaya musical. We are extremely excited to present to our viewers this special Puja offering.”
'Mahisashur Mardini' will be telecast on September 28 at 5 am, only on Star Jalsha SD and HD. (UNI)