It Happened In Calcutta is a ZEE5 Original romantic drama set in the 1960s and 70s. Releasing on 29 February 2020, the show follows the life of Kusum Ganguli played by the ravishing Naghma Rizwan. A young Kusum joins Calcutta Medical College to pursue her dream of becoming an army doctor. But her life is turned upside down when she falls in love with fellow medical student Ronobir Chatterjee essayed by Karan Kundrra. Also starring Harman Singha as Ratan Bagchi, the series dropped its trailer on Valentine’s Day – 14 February 2020.
Watch the mesmerizing trailer here:
The teaser video opens with the signs of war and fighter jets flying overhead. East Pakistan wants independence and West Bengal is caught in the middle of the fighting. Things are only worsened by a cholera epidemic that is sweeping Calcutta and claiming lives even as the city burns. Between scenes of the Howrah Bridge, one can witness the heart-breaking images of lives being torn apart.
Amidst everything that is going wrong, Kusum and Ronobir can be seen slow-dancing and sharing passionate moments as their love blossoms in these tragic times. But before long, the romantic scenes change to hurt and anger. In a scene that appears to happen sometime later, we see an enraged Kusum march up to an arrogant looking Ronobir Chatterjee and slaps him hard across his face as he taunts her saying, “Kusum Ganguli, you don’t forget your old friends”. The playboy at heart seemed sincere in his feelings for the lovely medical student earlier, but something has definitely gone wrong!
What follows after Kusum walks away, is the next phase of her life where she is now in the army. Having achieved her dream Kusum is thrown in the thick of war as bombs go off around the military camp. Dramatic clips ensue with Ronobir running desperately, held hands being pulled apart, and a woman being dragged off to prison. The final scene is haunting with a woman lying unconscious on the prison floor while a rat sniffs around her spilt food.
Directed by Ken Ghosh and bankrolled by Ekta Kapoor (Balaji Telefilms Ltd.), It Happened In Calcutta is sure to be packed full of action, romance, and heartbreak, set in a city in crisis. Hitting screens on the leap day 29 February 2020, you can catch this epic love story on ZEE5 Originals!