Srijit’s next film talks of people displaced by Radcliffe Line
Ace director Srijit Mukherjee says his forthcoming movie 'Rajkahini' is the story of people who were displaced when the Radcliffe Line separating India from Pakistan came up in 1947.
“The Radcliffe Line, which suddenly popped up on August 17, <g data-gr-id="16">1947</g> demarcating the boundary between India and Pakistan, did not take into account the human factors, about people who lived in the area for ages,” the director told reporters.
“My film talks about a house ‘kothi’ which mirrors the whole Indian sub-continent. I have deliberately chosen such a house - a <g data-gr-id="17">brothel,</g> since it’s denizens are also the so-called have-nots of society and are not bound by caste and religious trappings,” the national award-winning director said.
Recalling the <g data-gr-id="14">first hand</g> accounts of elders about the post-Partition migration and displacement of millions, Srijit said, “The history about these common people are never spoken of in our classroom history books.”