National award-winning director Srijit Mukherji’s upcoming Bengali drama Ek Je Chhilo Raja’s trailer was released on Monday and within few hours, the video received positive reviews from the netizens.

Ek Je Chhilo Raja is based on the book Princely Imposter by Partha Chatterjee. The book deals with the sensational Bhawal sanyasi court case of 1921. It is a 16-year long legal battle about the mysterious return of the second prince of the Bhawal Estate, Raja Mahendra Kumar Chowdhury, 12 years after his death.


‘Ek Je Chhilo Raja’ trailer: A dead prince returns in Srijit Mukherji’s film on the Bhawal case

The trailer starts with a courtroom sequence in black and white and later reveals the plot in all shades. The trailer, set to the Rabindranath Tagore song Maharaj E Ki Saaje, then goes into a flashback about the prince’s life.



In the court, Bengali actors Anjan Dutt and Aparna Sen are seen arguing about Raja, who had been declared dead in 1909 and now a man who claims himself to be Raja Mahendra Kumar Chowdhury came back in the form of an Aghori (sadhu).

The movie revolves around Raja Mahendra, who was down with syphilis and had to be taken to Darjeeling for better treatment, along with his wife Chandrabati Devi, brother-in-law Satya Banerjee and a doctor named Ashwini.

Raja died in Darjeeling and was cremated there. After 12 long years, an Aghori returned to the estate and news spread like wildfire that he is none other than the dead prince.

The movie’s star cast includes Jisshu U Sengupta, Jaya Ahsan, Aparna Sen, Anjan Dutt, Anirban Bhattacharya and Rudranil Ghosh.

In an interview with The Times of India, director Srijit had revealed that he has treated the film as a courtroom drama where gripping, thrilling twists will be showcased, inspired by the shocking series of real-life incidents that ensued in the court.

Ek Je Chhilo Raja is all set to hit the theatres on October 12, during Durga Puja celebrations.