Hindi version of Nauka Dubi to release on 20 May

MUMBAI: The Hindi dubbed version of Subhash Ghai’s Rituparno Ghosh-directed Nauka Dubi, titled Kashmakash, will release on 20 May along with the Bengali original. While the Hindi version will release all across India, the Bengali version will release in Bengal.

Based in the 1920s, the film tells the tale of four cross-wired lovers. Ramesh, who is in a relationship with his friend‘s sister Hemnalini, agrees to marry Susheela, the daughter of a hapless widow, at his parent‘s behest. The wedding takes place and Ramesh, who hasn‘t seen the face of his young bride, sets out with her on a boat journey back to Kolkata.

But a storm suddenly wells up and the boat capsizes. Later that night, Ramesh gains consciousness on a deserted shore and on seeing the unconscious form of a young bride rushes to her side and calls out her name. The young woman opens her eyes and mistaking Ramesh to be her
groom, goes with him to Kolkata. The rest forms the crux of the film.

Avers producer Subhash Ghai, “I did not want to deprive the Hindi speaking audience of seeing this beautiful film, so I have got it dubbed in Hindi.”

The Bengali version premiered at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa last year and was the opening film of Indian Panorama section.

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