Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh
's 14-minutes short thriller "Ahalya" has been getting rave reviews and appreciation from fans as well as the critics.
", which released on June 20, has already received more than eleven lakh views, and word-of-mouth is helping the film gain momentum.
Ghosh's Kolkata-set, Bengali film has taken a page out of Hindu mythology, in which Ahalya, the wife of the sage Gautama Maharishi, was seduced by Indra and cursed by her husband for infidelity.
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Ghosh said the response that "Ahalya" has been getting from the audience and film industry people is very encouraging and he is happy that everyone is looking beyond the language of the film and appreciating the content and story.
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"Ahalya" is a venture of Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films, starring Radhika Apte
and Soumitra Chatterjee in lead roles.