DEBI – Short Film on Durga Puja


This short film on Durga Puja is for all those who made home away from home. This one’s for you. We are in awe how director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury has managed to put up a masterpiece yet again. Debi is a Bengali short film with subtitles. This film is all about Durga Puja and daughter’s homecoming after ages. The film captures essence of a typical Bengali family, the film focuses on the estranged daughter, Anuradha, who’s visiting home for Puja after over 20 years, with an all-grown daughter of her own, Lali.


Ananya Chatterjee, who is a national award winner, plays the role of Anuradha. She left her home and never visited again due to her anger with mother who opposed her love marriage. She returns after 20 years with her daughter Lali, for whom the festivities at her maternal grandparents house is new and fascinating. Singer Monali Thakur played role of Lali, which adds a fresh perspective to the film.


Lali finds the recipe book of her grandmother and tries her hands for first time in cooking. The taste makes everyone nostalgic. With a hint at the belief of Ma Durga’s visit to her father’s home during this season, Debitells a tale of how celebrations can bring family members together.

This short movie is sponsored by Emami Healthy & Tasty and in a subtle way they pushed their product in the story but it doesn’t look like an advertisement.

Star Cast:

Ananya Chatterjee (born 16 January 1977) is a Bengali film actress known for her National Award-winning role in Abahoman. She started her career as a TV actress. She acted in several TV serials and films, including three directed by Anjan Dutt. Her role as the muse of a married director in Abahoman, directed by Rituparno Ghosh, won her the National Film Award for Best Actress.

Monali Thakur (born 3 November 1985, to a Bengali family in Kolkata) is an Indian playback singer and actress.

Film Details:

Film Name: Debi

Genre: Drama

Star cast: Monali Thakur, Ananya Chatterjee

Directed by: Anirudh Roy Chowdhury

Story / Screenplay: Shyamal Sengupta

Language: Bangla

Subtitles: Yes

Duration: 15 minutes

Release Date: 9 October 2015

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