Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty is all set to recreate the magic of Rabindranath Tagore’s timeless short story Kabuliwala on the big screen. Mithun will play the role of Rahmat in the film titled Kabuliwala, and the actor’s first look was released today.
Kabuliwala will be directed by Suman Ghosh, who had earlier collaborated with Mithun in the Bengali film Nobel Chor. In his first look from Kabuliwala, Mithun is seen donning a tunic shirt, pants and a turban, the traditional attire worn by men in Afghanistan.
রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুরের Timeless Classic ‘কাবুলিওয়ালা’ এবার আসছে বড়পর্দায়!
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Kabuliwala is set in the bustling city of Kolkata in 1965, revolving around the heartwarming connection between Rahmat, a middle-aged Afghan man, and Mini, a little girl. The story beautifully captures the universal theme of fatherly love that transcends borders and cultures.
Talking about this role in the film, Mithun Chakraborty shared, “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 added, “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.”
Kabuliwala will hit screens on Christmas this year.