Sujoy Ghosh's short film 'Ahalya' starring Soumitra Chatterjee and Radhika Apte - Watch Online on YouTube

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Royal Stag Large Short Films, known for showcasing films by the likes of Sudhir Mishra and Anurag Kashyap, presents the thrilling short film by filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh, titled 'Ahalya'.
Ahalya, set as a modern-day thriller, is being described to an ode to a story from Ramayana. The 14-minute-long film replays the the deadly game of Gods, spinning a web of intrigue, seduction, desire and mystery. 

The short film stars the legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee alongside Radhika Apte and Tota Roy Chowdhury. 

The film is now available on YouTube, courtesy of Royal Stag Large Short Films (you can also watch it below).

Readers, please feel free to share your views/opinions in the comment box below. As always your feedback is highly appreciated!  

'Ahalya' Movie (YouTube) 

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  1. Sayan ChattopadhyayJuly 20, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    Thanks for sharing the link. Saw the short film - very nice twist in the end - as befits a good short story or film. Also, Soumita Chatterjee, well what to say? Just to hear his diction is worth the time spent. However, how the protagonist turned out into his final state has been deliberately left unexplained- which should be liked by some but construed as deliberately confusing by others

  2. Whoa! Superb interpretation of the Ahilya story!

  3. I would like to attribute it to Ahalya's seductive beauty!

  4. Sayan ChattopadhyayJuly 21, 2015 at 6:07 AM

    Your statement is valid for both the short and the character!!!. But the motive is left unclear. Is it the desire for absolute possession of other males and a manifestation of the internal inferiority complex of sadhu vis-a-vis other males because of his age?

  5. Thanks for sharing....interesting

  6. Perhaps, he wants to maintain his virility in accordance with his wife's youthful beauty!

  7. The story is interesting, but I feel that they could have done a better job. Still, a decent watch though.

  8. Tanmay, we shouldn't always criticize filmmakers for not trying hard enough. No one is perfect and at the end of the day we all are humans! :-)

  9. Sir, I am not seeking perfection in a short film, or in anything in life for that matter. I don't even believe in the idea of perfection. I was referring to the overall quality of the film, certain things could have done differently for it may have served better to communicate the ideas of the writer/director. There was room for improvement in Acting and screenplay for instance. My observations are based on the way I understand cinema, and I really, really want our cinema to be good enough to represent our nation in international film festivals. For that, I think, we must try to improve the overall quality of our films and showcase the talent we possess.


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