Star Jalsha evokes Debipaksha with “Mahisashur Mardini”
As the smell of Pujo slowly wafts in, Bengal gears up to welcome Maa Durga in our homes and in our lives. With Mahalaya, the bouquet of festivities officially begins. It is an auspicious day observed by people ofBengal, which marks the onset of the pujas.Showcasing yet another glorious rendition of Maa Durga’s story, Star Jalsha is proud to presentto its viewers, Mahisashur Mardini.
Mahisashur Mardini promises to take the viewers on a trip down memory lane with an enigmatic portrayalof 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 portraythe part of Mahisashur Mardini. Apart from this,Rooqma Ray, ShyamouptiMudly, Sudipta, Pratyusha and Sohini will be seenas 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 program 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 presentto our viewers this special Pujo offering.”
Mahisashur Mardini will be telecast on 28th September at 5 am, only on Star Jalsha SD and HD.