Saga Retold With An Epic Twist: The Curse Of Ahalya

Created by Brahma as the “most beautiful woman in the world”, Ahalya was married to the much older sage Gautama.  The King of Gods, Indra wanting to seduce her, takes on the disguise of her husband and Ahalya falls prey to his advances.

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Ok, so this is what ancient scriptures have to say, but in this short film called Ahalya, director Sujoy Ghosh has taken the tale and turned it into a thriller…

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According to scroll.in, “in the original story, Gautama, Ahalya’s husband, curses her for her transgression, but there’s something else going on in Ghosh’s version. Superbly acted by Soumitra Chatterjee, Radhika Apte and Tota Roy Chowdhury, Ahalya keeps a leash on its revelations and turns on the creeps.”

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Indra is not the one seducing here, Ghosh is!

Go Viral recommends the film because

1) Raises the bar on all levels on storytelling…

2) We are already hankering for part two of this film… is Sujoy Ghosh listening?

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