Watch 'Rang Rasiya' teaser: Randeep Hooda, Nandana Sen doused in colours of passion
Watch Randeep Hooda, Nandana Sen in ‘Rang Rasiya’ teaser and stills
By Aparajita Ghosh
Date: Fri, Aug 08, 2014 07:06:19 GMT
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After gathering dust for years, Ketan Mehta’s much awaited film Rang Rasiya is at last set to hit theatres. Here’s the film’s first teaser.
The movie has Randeep Hooda playing Raja Ravi Verma, the 19th century Indian painter who dared to make the first paintings of Hindu gods and goddesses. Nandana Sen plays his muse, Sugandha. She models for his painting for goddesses, but there’s more their relationship.
Besides etching the passionate love story between the painter and his model, Rang Rasiya also depicts the opposition Raja Ravi Varma faces from religious groups and people.
His depictions of goddesses are labeled indecent and even a legal case is filed against him. Varma braves all odds to continue his passion for painting. Watch it below:
‘Rang Rasiya’ is an adaptation of a Marathi writer Ranjit Desai's biographical novel Raja Ravi Varma. The film is also an indictment of the curbs on the freedom of expression in art. Varma dared to stir the hornet’s nest by drawing the paintings of goddesses. Today, most of the Hindu religious paintings we see are ersatz versions of Varma’s work.