Arindam Sil to direct movie on Mahasweta Devi

A movie on Jnanpith award-winning Bengali writer Mahasweta Devi is expected to hit the floors soon, filmmaker Arindam Sil said.

Sil told that the movie 'Mahananda' will not be a biopic but will be about Mahasweta Devi's struggle for the rights of Santhal and Savar tribes of West Bengal.

The Ramon Magsaysay award winner, known for her literary works like 'Hajar Churashir Ma', 'Rudali' and 'Aranyer Adhikar', died in 2016.

"The film will be about Mahasweta Devi's political ideology, her work for the rights of the tribals and in raising consciousness among the urban population of the state about the aboriginal people," he said.

The director said actor Gargee Roy Chowdhury will essay the lead role in the movie.