Alt Balaji and ZEE5's next, It Happened in Calcutta gets a release date, deets inside!
Alt Balaji and ZEE5's upcoming Original web series, It Happened In Calcutta has just dropped the release date of the show, and guess what, it's just around the corner! We'll get straight to the news that digital viewers are waiting for, without wasting time on the sweet talk. It Happened In Calcutta drops on Alt Balaji and ZEE5 Premium on 14th February! Yes, a Valentine's Day release, maybe because it is a web series with love and romance as its central theme. It is touted as the two streaming platforms' most ambitious period drama ever. It is set in the backdrop of the Calcutta of the sixties and seventies, in the heady times of the hippy and flower-children generation. The series will also depict tragic events like the devastating Cholera epidemic, and the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war that gave birth to Bangladesh. The narrative captures the life of a a young aspiring doctor, Kusum, who gets admission into the Calcutta Medical College. There, she meets and falls in love with the resident stud of the college, the flamboyant and arrogant Ronobir Chatterjee. How their love blooms and withstands the tragic events around them forms the crux of the show. The show stars new find Naghma Rizwan as Kusum, and Karan Kundrra as Ronobir. Miss India Gujarat 2018, Anushka Luhar, plays a prominent role in the series. Coral Bhamra, Shourya Lathar, Riya Deepsi, Aman Vashishth and Ashmit Kharbanda make up the rest of the cast. The show is directed by Ken Ghosh, who had also directed Alt Balaji's well-received show, Haq Se. In an interesting aside, Naghma Rizwan was selected for the role of Kusum after 2.5 years of searching and 300+ auditions across India So mark the date, folks, and get ready to be bowled over by It Happened In Calcutta. Premieres on 14th February 2020, on Alt Balaji and ZEE5 Premium.