LEGENDARY Bollywood superstar Mithun Chakaraborty is to star in a film based on the life of a renowned folk poet from mid 19th century Bengal, Hason Raja.

Raja gained international recognition few years after his death, when Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, mentioned him in his lectures at the University of Oxford.

Shooting for the film has just been completed and it is now in its final post-production stages to be released later in the year.

The power of love drives a ruthless and prevailing landowner in search of divine beauty that transforms him to a more philosophical poet.

A gripping storyline based on the life of Hason Raja portrays a powerful and heart rendering journey of the poet.

Celebrated Bollywood music director Bappi Lahiri has created the most dazzling waves of stimulating musical orchestration.

Mithun Chakaraborty’s powerful depiction of the poet has an ostentatious presence on the big screen.

The presence of Raima Sen and her graceful elegance explicate in every frame. The rest of the cast perform with subtle nuances, which have been captured by the filmmaker with great care.

Internationally renowned choreographer Sukalyan Bhattacharya has intertwined various classical and folk dance forms with a display of moves and colour.

The renowned British Bengali filmmaker Ruhul Amin has accomplished memorable cinematic moments inducing a deep philosophical consciousness.

Mithun began as a dancer and went on to establish himself as a popular actor.

He was particularly recognised for his role as the street dancer Jimmy in the 1982 Bollywood movie Disco Dancer.

He has even had a comic book character named Jimmy Zhingchak based on him.