After his commercial and critical hit Kahaani in 2012, Sujoy Ghosh has been missing in action. But here's a pleasant surprise - he has directed a 14-minute short as part of Large Short Films.
Starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Radhika Apte and Tota Roy Chowdhury, this short film will impress you greatly.
Ahalya, set as a modern-day thriller, is being described to an ode to a story from Ramayana. The film replays the the deadly game of Gods, spinning a web of intrigue, seduction, desire and mystery.
In the Ramayana, Ahalya is Brahma’s most beautiful creation bestowed upon the righteous Gauthama Sadhu. The king of gods – Indra – is jealous of Gauthama and in his envy, he uses his magical powers to seduce Ahalya by taking Gauthama’s form. Gauthama catches Ahalya and Indra in the act and curses his wife. Ahalya is condemned to an eternity of being trapped in a stone sculpture and invisible to all. Ahalya is eventually relieved from her punishment by Lord Ram.
Do watch. If you didn't notice, the names of the characters also gives you ample hit.