Director Saikat Bhakat’s Mahanayika is the story of Shakuntala Sen, a promising star of Bengali Cinema. She believes that she has a bright mind. She is in love with Anirudhwa and has plans to marry him. Anirudhwa’s father, Arindam Mukherjee is the richest producer in the industry. Shakuntala faces the biggest dilemma when she is being told that if she marries Anirudhwa, she cannot work with any other production house. She agrees to marry him and even rejects a film proposal.
After she takes this decision, a detective named Priyabrata Roy visits her. He starts depicting dark stories from her past which has now being blurred due to her bright career. It is then that the audience comes to know that she ditched her teenage lover Rajat behind her art and career. The question arises as to why has Shakuntala agreed to the proposal of Arindam? The film answers the question.
The film boasts of a stellar cast and includes Rituparna Sengupta, Soumitra Chatterjee, Indraneel Sengupta, Saheb Chatterjee, Shubhashis Mukherjee, Biswajit Chakraborty, Chandan Sen, Phalguni Chatterjee, Akash Adhikary and others.
The story, script and dialogues are by Saikat Bhakat and Swagata Chakraborty. The DOP is Premendra Bikash Chaki. The music is Nachiketa Chakraborty. The film has been produced by Ramkrishna Banerjee.
The film is currently being shot in various parts of the city.