Durga (TV series)

Durga was an Indian Bengali language television soap opera, which aired from 8 September 2008 – 26 June 2010 on Bengali GEC Star Jalsha.[2] The show starred Sandipta Sen,[3] Gourab Chatterjee[4] and Swagata Mukherjee[5] and Payel De in lead roles.

Durga
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GenreIndian soap opera
Drama
Mythology
Romance
Thriller
Created byShree Venkatesh Films
Directed byAnupam Hari
Creative directorSahana
Presented byShree Venkatesh Films
StarringSandipta Sen
Gourab Chatterjee
Swagata Mukherjee
Payel De
Theme music composerJeet Ganguly
ComposerJeet Ganguly
Country of originIndia
Original languageBengali
Production
ProducersShrikant Mohta
Mahendra Soni
Production locationKolkata
Running time22 minutes
Production companyShree Venkatesh Films[1]
DistributorStar India
Release
Original networkStar Jalsha
Picture format576i
HDTV 1080i
Original release8 September 2008 (2008-09-08) –
26 June 2010 (2010-06-26)
Chronology
Followed byGaaner Oparey

A spiritual sequel or a reboot of this series, Durga Durgeshwari, premiered in 2019 and ended in 2020. It starred Sampurna Mondal and Bishwarup Banerjee in the lead roles.[6]

PlotEdit

It is the tale of the journey of a village belle and an ardent devotee of Goddess Durga, Durga (Sandipta Sen) who marries a mentally unwell heir, Rupam (Gourab Chatterjee), of an urban rich family. Rupam is kept captive for several years by an evil woman Damini (Swagata Mukherjee). However, Durga's faith in the Goddess, which is her strength helps her to cure Rupam. The Goddess (Payel De) comes to her rescue during all of Durga's challenges. Thus, Durga helps Rupam lead a normal life by defeating the foul plans of his relatives with the help of Goddess Durga.

CastEdit

  • Sandipta Sen as Durga Roy Chowdhury, Sibnath and Jaya's daughter, Rupam's wife and an ardent devotee of Goddess Durga
  • Gourab Chatterjee as Rupam Roy Chowdhury, Arindam and Jayanti's son, Durga's husband, a mentally unwell heir
  • Swagata Mukherjee as Damini Roy Chowdhury, Arijit's second wife, Titli's mother, an evil lady who killed Rupam's mother and tries to harm Rupam and Durga.
  • Payel De as Goddess Durga aka Sati
  • Ditipriya Roy as Gauri, Child version of Goddess Durga
  • Debesh Roy Chowdhury as Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Gayatri's husband and Damini's Sidekick
  • Moyna Mukherjee as Gayatri Roy Chowdhury, Aniruddha's wife and Damini's Sidekick
  • Dr. Basudev Mukhopadhyay as Arijit Roy Chowdhury, Damini's husband and Sreerup, Arup and Titli's father
  • Saptarshi Roy as Sreerup Roy Chowdhury, Ketaki's husband
  • Saibal Bhattacharya as Arup Roy Chowdhury, Neela's husband
  • Rajat Ganguly as Arindam Roy Chowdhury, Rupam's father
  • Pritha Chatterjee as Jayanti Roy Chowdhury, Rupam's mother who was killed by Damini
  • June Malia as Ketaki Roy Chowdhury, Sreerup's wife
  • Rupanjana Mitra as Neela Roy Chowdhury, Arup's wife
  • Debolina Dutta as Titli Roy Chowdhury, Damini and Arijit's daughter, Rupam and Durga's well wisher
  • Subhrajit Dutta as Titli's love interest
  • Tina Dutta as Kumkum Roy Chowdhury, Neela's daughter
  • Bodhisattva Majumder as Sibnath, Durga's father
  • Swagata Bose as Jaya, Durga's mother
  • Sumanta Mukherjee as Narayan Choudhary, zamindar of Sonajhuri village
  • Anindya Pulak Banerjee as Supriyo, son of Narayan Choudhary
  • Rita Dutta Chakraborty as Maya Maa, a Yogini
  • Debika Mitra as a Nun who rescued Durga
  • Nitya Ganguly as Kanai Kaka, servant of the Roy Chowdhury family
  • Pradip Bhattacharya as Hari Kaka
  • Samir Biswas as Sashadhar, priest of the Durga temple in Sonajhuri village who gave the idol of Goddess to Durga
  • Sudipa Basu as Jhumur's mother
  • Bimal Chakraborty as Damini's lawyer

AdaptationsEdit

Language Title Release date Network(s) Last aired Notes
Bengali Durga 8 September 2008 Star Jalsha 26 June 2010 Original
Kannada Durga 7 December 2015 Star Suvarna 5 August 2017 Remake
Telugu Durga 6 February 2017 Star Maa 10 March 2017 Dubbed from Kannada Version
Hindi Durga – Mata Ki Chhaya 14 December 2020 Star Bharat 12 March 2021 Remake

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sandipta Sen played titular role". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  2. ^ StarJalsha (5 September 2008). "Durga". Retrieved 29 November 2020 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ "Sandipta likes challenging roles". The Times of India. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Actor Gourab Chatterjee is nostalgic these days and we know why, see pic". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  5. ^ "All-time favourite vamps of Bengali television who ruled the hearts; take a look". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Durga Durgeshwari: Damini Roy Chowdhury is back". The Times of India. 29 October 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2020.

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