First Look of ‘Devi Chowdhurani'(Bandit Queen of Bengal)

  1. Research, Screenplay, Dialogue, Production Design and Direction:
    Subhrajit Mitra
  2. Produced by: ADited Motion Pictures
    Presented by Aniruddha Dasgupta, Aparna Dasgupta.
  3. D.O.P: Anirban Chatterjee
  4. Look Design: Somnath Kundu
  5. Costume Design: Poulami Gupta
  6. Music Direction: Bickram Ghosh
    Look of Prosenjit Chatterjee as “Bhavani Pathak” will be revealed soon.
    Srabanti Chatterjee: Profullo / Devi Chowdhurani
    Sabyasachi Chakrobarty: Haraballav Roy
    Arjun Chakrabarty: Rangaraj
    Bibriti Chatterjee: Nishi
    Darshana Banik: Sagor
    Kinjal Nanda: Brojeswar Roy

Look Design Ideas and research behind it

Devi Chowdhurani Look of Srabanti

The entire costume is hand weaved and organically dyed. The primary
colours are different shades of Red and brown. Devi Chowdhurani was inducted into the team of Sanyasi Bandits, mentored by Bhavani Pathak who belonged to the Dashnami sects. They worshipped Shiva and the mother Goddess and practiced occult. So they must have wore Red
primarily in their attire and lots of Rudraksha .

The Tilak on the forehead of Devi Chowdhurani is consists of Haridra, Swet Chandan and Rakta
Chandan in accordance with the tradition of these sects. She is carrying
tribal Bow and arrows and quiver, made out of Bamboo and jute which
were in abundance in Barendrabhum. She is wearing customized shoes and leg protectors made out of jute and tree barks, as Hindu monks didn’t wear leather and Women were forbidden to wear any shoes but these Sanyasi bandits needed to protect their feet during the raids in the jungles and hills. She is also carrying a Large Indian Sword [ Talwar ]and two daggers, expectedly looted from any Indian Jamindar, though the shiny scabbards are covered in jute to camouflage . She is wearing her saree in such a way which would be easier for her to mount a Horse or to jump. Women were not used to wear any blouse but as She is staying with a team of unknown men and she needed to fight, she is wearing a cotton men’s Angrakha inside, probably part of any earlier loot by the team. She is also wearing Shnakha , Pola, Noa and Sindur as the holy sign of a married woman.

Profullo look of Srabanti

Profullo’s wedding attire. Entire jewelry was designed in accordance with that time period. All Gold. The Benarasi saree is also hand weaved.

Another look of Profullo

when she was abandoned by her in-laws. This is
sometime after the great Bengal famine of 1770. So the sign of poverty
is prominent in her attire.

Arjun Chakrabarty as Rangaraj

Rangaraj is a fierce warrior monk belonged to the Dashnami sect, armed to the T. He is mostly bare bodied, wears short Dhoti for easy and swift movement. Other traditional signs of his sects are prominent in his getup. Almost same as Devi Chowdhurani. He has an old deep wound on his left shoulder, sign of his earlier battles.

Bibriti Chatterjee as Nishi

She is a tribal warrior who was inducted into the team. Fierce and brutal.
She is wearing a cotton hand weaved saree and jute body armor underneath. Her eyes are green. Audience needs to see the film to know the reason. She is also armed to the T.

Sabyasachi Chakrabarty as Zamindar Haraballav Roy

Benuda’s attire was inspired by Raja Rammohon Roy. The way elite Bengali’s used to dress up during that time. More of Mughal and Nawabi influence. The fabrics are muslin, silk and cotton. All hand weaved and organically dyed and painstakingly embroidered. Haraballav is a dark character, so the colour palette is mostly grey and brown and dark

Darshana Banik as Sagar

She is wearing a hand weaved Baluchori saree. Specifically, gold
embroidered “Geet Govindam” scenes all over. She is also wearing custom made Joroa and Gold jewelry of that era. The base colour is yellow, the lightest hue of the spectrum, signifies joy, happiness,
imagination, hope.

Kinjal Nanda as Brojeswar Roy

He’s wearing pure Bengal silk, hand weaved and embroidered. This is a
ceremonial getup. The elite Bengali’s used to wear headwraps in any
official or ceremonial getups.

A bit of Mughal as well as north Indian
influence. Lots of jewelry as accessories.Brojeswar is a pure soul, so base colour of his attire is primarily in different shades of white, cream and yellow. Red adds a regal touch to it.

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