Acting icon Mithun Chakraborty’s first look from ‘Kabuliwala’ out now

Kabuliwala. Photo courtesy: SVF


Kolkata/IBNS: The makers have unveiled the first look of acting icon Mithun Chakraborty from Suman Ghosh’s upcoming Bengali film ‘Kabuliwala’, a cinematic marvel from the depths of history penned by Rabindranath Tagore.

Chakraborty will helm the role of Rahmat in Tagore’s masterpiece, a character that deeply connects with audiences of all ages.

‘Kabuliwala’, the timeless tale of Rahmat is a story of a middle-aged Afghan man, whose heart overflows with fatherly love for a little girl- Mini, in the bustling city of Kolkata set in the year of 1965.

The film captures the period that encapsulates the essence of heartwarming connections and the deep significance of love that knows no boundaries, transcending both borders and cultures.

In the year 1957, director Tapan Sinha immortalized Tagore’s heartfelt narrative on the silver celluloid, and now, after a span of 66 years.Director Suman Ghosh, who had earlier collaborated with Mithun Chakraborty in the critically acclaimed ‘Nobel Chor’, is set to create magic once more by bringing this classic to life again on the Bengali silver screen.

Speaking about his role as Rahmat, Mithun Chakraborty shares, “Regarding my portrayal of Rahmat in ‘Kabuliwala,’ I anticipate a deeply emotional journey.

“The character’s unwavering affection and strong bond with Mini evoke profound nostalgia and resonate with audiences universally.”

Director Suman Ghosh, who had earlier collaborated with Mithun Chakraborty in the critically acclaimed ‘Nobel Chor’, said, “Drawing inspiration from Tagore’s immortal opus, ‘Kabuliwala,’ our film pays homage to the 1957 Bengali adaptation, which captivated the hearts of cinephiles through the unforgettable portrayal of the protagonist by the esteemed Bengali actor, Chhabi Biswas.

“Our cinematic endeavour shall gracefully encapsulate the essence of love and yearning, as Rahmat discovers solace in the innocence of the young girl, evoking tender memories of his own child, whom he had parted from in his homeland.”

The music of the film will be composed by the illustrious Indraadip Dasgupta

‘Kabuliwala’, which is jointly produced by Jio Studios and SVF Entertainment, is expected to get its theatrical release on Christmas this year.