Chitrangada - The Crowning Wish

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  • 2014
  • 2 hr 9 min
  • 6.3  (390)

Chitrangada - The Crowning Wish is a 2012 Indian movie directed by Rituparno Ghosh, who also stars in the lead role. The movie follows the life of a successful choreographer, Rudra, who is struggling with his sexual identity. He is in a long-term relationship with Partho, an openly gay reporter. Rudra is constantly haunted by his fear of social rejection and the need to conform to traditional gender roles. When Rudra is asked to create a dance drama based on the life of Chitrangada, a character from the epic Mahabharata, he finds himself looking for answers to his own identity crisis. Chitrangada is a powerful warrior princess who, when she falls in love with a man, transforms into a beautiful lady.

Rudra takes on the challenge of portraying Chitrangada in his dance drama, using the character as a metaphor for his own struggles. He takes inspiration from the story of Chitrangada, who undergoes a transformation to fit into societal norms, to find the courage to accept his own identity.

The movie explores themes of gender, sexuality, self-acceptance, and societal acceptance. It delves deep into the complexities of the human psyche, exploring the struggle to fit in and find oneself in a society that imposes rigid norms.

Rituparno Ghosh delivers a stellar performance as Rudra, capturing the character's inner turmoil with deft skill. The rest of the cast, including Jisshu Sengupta as Partho and Kaushik Banerjee as Rudra's friend and confidant, provide excellent support.

The music by Debajyoti Mishra is hauntingly beautiful and adds an ethereal quality to the movie. The dance sequences are choreographed to perfection, blending traditional and contemporary styles seamlessly.

The movie is visually stunning, with beautiful cinematography capturing the essence of Kolkata, where the story is set. It paints a vivid picture of the city's vibrant culture and highlights the stark contrast between tradition and modernity.

Overall, Chitrangada - The Crowning Wish is a thought-provoking masterpiece that challenges societal norms and explores the complexity of human identity. It is a must-watch movie for anyone who wishes to take a journey of self-discovery and acceptance.

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    2 hr 9 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (390)