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New Bengali Film Jenana Premieres in Kolkata; Debutant Director Barshali Weaves a Touching Tale on the Lives of Transgenders by Choice


“Look! Look! I, Priyanka and Sampurna are all dressed in different shades of pink. This is purely coincidental but surely points out at the fact that we understand each other so well” said debut director Barshali Chatterjee with a laugh. The director was present at the premiere of her debut film Jenana at Navina cinema hall.


Apart from the director, Debojyoti Mishra, Priyanka Sarkar, Sampurna Lahiri, Sitala Ma, Rupanjana, Sankar Chakraborty could be spotted at the premiere of this film.


“We have worked extremely hard on making this film. If the film is liked by the audience and even a slight change happens in the life of the Jenanas, my purpose will be served. Sitala Ma has helped me a lot in the making of this film and my actors and actresses have been hugely supportive” said director Barshali Chatterjee.


Sampurna Lahiri plays the role of Mala in the film. “You will see me in a village girl’s role and my accent will also be different. I hope the audience will appreciate the effort that I have put in becoming Mala” said the actress who looked beautiful in a pink silk sari.


Sankar Chakraborty who is a well known theatre actor is also making his debut in films with Jenana. “I can understand the tension that Barshali is feeling. Even I am feeling the same. I have played similar characters in plays but doing this on the big screen is a huge challenge. Let’s see whether I could live up to the trust that the young director showed in me” said the actor.

The film Jenana is running at single screens and multiplexes all over the city. A good film to watch this weekend!!

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Audio Music Album of Bengali Film Jenana Launched

Audio Music launch of upcoming Bengali film Jenana

“Barshali is a vibrant young girl with a mindset of her own. No wonder she came up with a film on the Jenanas” said singer Rupankar at the music launch of the Bengali film Jenana. Apart from the singer music director Debojyoti Misra, Rupanjana Mitra, Sankar Chakraborty, director Barshali Chatterjee, Shitala Ma were present at the event.


The film Jenana tells the tale of those men who change their social-sexual identity to run their livelihood. What compels them to change their identity is what the film showcases.

“There are four songs in the film namely Cholche roj amar khonj, Jagannatha he, Happy happy Kolkata city and Fula re fulla. Rupankar, Sovan, Shilpi Sristy, Shantanu, Anindo, Atanu and Sitala Ma have lent their voices to the songs in this film. The songs are a mixed bag and help in carrying forward the narrative of the film” said music composer Debojyoti Misra.


Debutant director Barshali Chatterjee said “I am ecstatic that I got the chance to make a film on such a sensitive issue. I had to be careful not to make the issue look or sound like something comical. I am thankful to Sitala Ma for the support that she gave me in providing enough information and insight in the lives of these individuals”.


Rupankar, Debojyoti Misra, Sitala Ma performed live at the event. Sitala Ma said “There were many people who used to come and tell me that they want to make films on us. But Barshali kept her word. I am thankful to her for making this film on us and giving us a chance to act in this film as well. I fervently hope that the audience comes to watch the film and make it a big success”.


Priyanka Sarkar (Riya), Saswata Chatterjee (Jenana), Sankar Chakraborty (Somu), Sampurna Lahiri (Somu’s wife) will be seen essaying pivotal roles in the film.

Jenana is slated for release on the 11th of March.

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