Wednesday 8 July 2020

Trinayani – Meet the Bengali Talent

With vast cultural diversity in India, we are frequently exposed to different sets of beliefs and values. Being culturally responsive, I genuinely love exploring all cultures and languages, but my love for Bengali culture extends beyond curiosity. Bengali literature, music, cinema, food and their rituals; I'm hooked to the heritage that they offer.

I developed a taste for Bengali cinema due to its aesthetics and sweet accent, after watching a few shows at my Bengali colleague's place long ago. We would spend weekends watching those DVDs and discuss at length about performances, sets, dialogue delivery and obviously beautiful traditional Bengali attire.

During my recent stay-at-home during lockdown, I gave my internet connection a spin and subscribed to ZEE5 for its plethora of regional shows and movies.

My current watchlist includes a popular Bengali drama Trinayani, whose lead actress Shruti Das caught my attention when I glanced at its promo poster. After feasting my eyes on the show for a few days and being impressed by the refined performance of the characters, I literally got inquisitive to know more about Nayan and Dipu, the lead cast of the show.
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Nayan, played by Shruti Das in Trinayani, has been a theatre person and a passionate dancer. The actress hails from Katwa, East Burdwan. Shruti is pursuing a course in creative dancing and loves training other students whenever she gets some time off her packed schedule. That's really generous of her! 👏 

I was awestruck to know that Shruti is also a wonderful cook and enjoys experimenting with interesting new dishes. Not believing my words? Check out her Instagram handle @actor_shruti. Her colourful feed lists some yummy delicacies like prawn butter masala, malpua, coffee caramel pudding and much more. I must say, this lady is the powerhouse of talent. With her impressive acting in her debut show Trinayani, Shruti has sealed the lips of those who once criticised her appearance and skin tone. Long way to go, Shruti!
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The male lead of the show Dipu starring Gourab Roy Chowdhury is also an equally chaming personality and a talented actor. Gourab is a well-known Bengali actor who is entertaining the audience with her previous projects like ‘Tomaye Amaye Mile’ or ‘Shubho Drishti’ in the past. The dashing actor, who hails from Maheshtala, South 24 Parganas, has evidently made a place for himself in bengali cinema with his varied portrayals on screen. He believes in playing beyond comfort zone by experimenting with his roles and looks as as actor. Do check out his stunning poses on his Instagram feed on @gourab_official 

Gourab's personality has also got some hidden talents other than acting. He is fond of penning down his thoughts in the form of poem and loves playing flute to make his mundane days full of joy. Despite no formal training in flute playing, the actor is learning through online videos. That's what we call 'real passion'.

Young talent like Shruti and Gourab truly inspire upcoming generation to go beyond their limitations. Bengali cinema has changed, grown and evolved in past years with its accomplished actors and content-driven films/shows. Hoping lots more of #EntertainmentUnlocked in coming times.