New Zee Bangla Cinema Originals Film Loadshedding recreates Kolkata of the 90’s



Directed by Soukarya Ghosal, the 15th Zee Original Cinema is a story from the 90’s. This coming of age story aptly casts a new generation of actors Riddhi Sen and Meghla Dasgupta.


Soukarya who had previously directed critically acclaimed “Pendulam” recreates the nostalgic days of loadshedding (power cuts) and events that were integrated into those dark evenings and the life stories that evolved in the life of teenagers who grew up in the 90’s.


‘Load shedding’ is a story which revolves round 14 year old Atolanto and his little life entwined with the power cut of 90s Kolkata. He lives with his only sibling Tupur. Both Atol and Tupur had lost their parents when they were too young to understand the consequence of it. Atolanto falls in love with a girl of his age Papiya who suddenly arrives from Delhi to their locality. Atol feels that Papiya might like him but strongly detests the pandemonium of 90s Kolkata especially the hazards of daily power cut. This is when Atol starts struggling to convince his love not only about his personal feelings but also about the beauty of his city. He tries so hard that the little Papiya who always used to miss Delhi and disliked Kolkata’s civic shortcomings, starts liking the City of Joy and falls in love.


When the love triangle of Atol, Papiya and Kolkata was just perfectly placed, the story takes a u-turn being disrupted with an accident which takes away Atol’s vision. Little Papiya promises not leave him and encourages Atol to fight the ‘Load Shedding’ of his vision. What happens next is what the film all about.

Bidipta Chakraborty, Aporajita Ghosh, Animesh Bhaduri, Arka Sinha, Joydeep Kundu, Amrita Mukherjee and Barna Raha will be seen in important roles in the film.

The film will be aired on 13th Dec.

Priyanka Dutta

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