The makers of Rang Rasiya have released a powerful trailer of the film, portraying the life of India’s most legendary painter, Raja Ravi Varma. Embroiled in controversy throughout his life, he was the target of public outrage over his so called blasphemous portrayal of a woman in the image of a Goddess. The woman in question is Sugandha, Raja Ravi Varma’s muse and lover, whose beauty has captivated the artist’s imagination.
Featuring Randeep Hooda as Raja Ravi Varma and Nandana Sen as Sugandha, the fast paced trailer of Rang Rasiya takes viewers through the passionate, inciting and slightly tragic plot of the film. The trailer reveals Raja Ravi Varma’s fascination with the erotic carvings on the walls and domes of ancient Indian temples and how it inspires him as an artist. It shows the thought process behind his insistence on depicting Indian mythology and his dislike towards art that merely apes European tradition.
A story hidden deep within the dark corners of history is waiting to be told in Rang Rasiya. Showcasing what appears to be the first ever call for the freedom of expression, Raja Ravi Varma is looked upon in an entirely different light in the film. A story complete with passion, ambition, persistence, lust and tragedy, Rang Rasiya is set to be an absolute entertainer.
Presented by Jayantilal Gada (Pen), Rang Rasiya is directed by Ketan Mehta, produced by Deepa Sahi and Aanand Mahendroo. It stars Randeep Hooda, Nandana Sen and newcomer Triptha Parashar in lead roles. Rang Rasiya is set to release on November 7, 2014.