KOLKATA: It is that time of the year when homes are being decked up, shopping plans are being made, and wardrobes are being refreshed. The festive fervour is in full swing as we prepare to welcome ‘Maa’ into our homes and lives and get ready to celebrate the much-awaited annual visit of the Goddess and her family.
On this most auspicious occasion, every year, Star Jalsha has showcased Maa Durga’s story through different innovative themes including Akaalbodhan (2015), Abhayamangal (2016), Jagat Janani Durga (2017). This year, Star Jalsha ushers in Devipokkho for its viewers in yet another glorious rendition: Durgatinashini Durga.
The tale of Mahishahsurmardini will be told with special emphasis on Devi Chandi and her various avatars. While the Devi is worshipped in many forms, Chandi is the most dramatic manifestation of ‘Shakti’. She is unstoppable when she is set on punishing those who have earned her wrath through their misdemeanors.
The splendid story of how the Devi defeats the asuras is going to be a visual extravaganza and an uplifting experience for viewers.
The show will have an ensemble cast including some of Jalsha’s most popular artists portraying the Devi’s many forms: Amandeep as Chandika, Trina Saha as Chamunda, Swastika Dutta as Mahalakkhi, Rusha Chatterjee as Devi Mahamaya, and Shreenanda Shankar as Mahishasurmardini Devi Durga. Special dance sequences by Monami Ghosh and Shreetama will grace the show.
The dance sequences have been choreographed by Sudarshan Chakravarty, and the show has been directed by Joydeep Mukherjee.
Durgatinashini will be telecast on 8 October at 5 AM followed by a repeat telecast at 8 AM. A special preview of it will be shown on 7 October at 2 PM.