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A gritty fast-paced thriller with a strong Bengal connect

The Telegraph unveils the first look of a gritty thriller

Arindam Chatterjee Published 23.11.20, 12:37 AM
Chandan Sen, Shantilal Mukherjee, Sudip Mukherjee in director Shekhar Ghosh latest film

Chandan Sen, Shantilal Mukherjee, Sudip Mukherjee in director Shekhar Ghosh latest film Sourced by the correspondent

Director Shekhar Ghosh has wrapped up the shoot of his new film, starring Shaheb Bhattacherjee, Sauraseni Maitra, Shantilal Mukherjee, Sudip Mukherjee, Chandan Sen, Prantik Banerjee, and others. It’s a gritty fast-paced thriller with a strong Bengal connect.


Prantik Sourced by the correspondent

“The journey has been exciting and I’m extremely blessed to be collaborating with some of Bengal’s best creative and technical talents who not only share this vision but have contributed to take this to an amazing level. The artiste selection was instinctive. The film and characters are all painted in varying shades of grey,” said the director. The film is produced by Sugar Coated Films. A The Telegraph chat...


Shaheb Bhattacherjee

Shaheb Bhattacherjee

Shaheb Bhattacherjee Sourced by the correspondent

⦿ Shooting with Shekharda for the first time was a very pleasant experience. There was a strong pre-production for this film, for almost two months. We did workshops... and interestingly in these workshops, the team was present to be in sync. The discussions happened in detail and in-depth.

⦿ There is a lot of action in the film. This is a part of my acting career I have not explored much. I have done small bits of action here and there. But this film required a lot of hardcore action and fighting. I was looking forward to this. Shekharda gave me the look also, made me look rugged and rough. Every detail was kept in mind from the beginning.

⦿ My character Biplab is an army intelligence officer posted on the borders to gather intelligence. He falls in a crisis situation where he is going in for the next big project from the army but his girlfriend Pakhi goes missing. He suspects something terribly wrong has happened to her. Biplab is very smart, no-nonsense. Small nuances make characters closer to life, and I feel we have managed to do that in the film.

⦿ Sauraseni is a very talented girl and she has got the hunger to do good work. She gets completely engrossed in the scene when she is doing it. It was a pleasure working with her. Our scenes have come out really well. There was good bonding between all of us.

Sauraseni Maitra

⦿ I have known Shaheb for quite some time now but this is my first proper acting work with him. He’s super caring and co-operative as a colleague. He made pancakes and got it for me on shoot. So yeah, it was fun.

⦿ I absolutely loved working with this new team. Even though I had worked with some of the crew members before, rest of the team were relatively new. I loved being on the set. Shekharda helped me explore so many layers. Our schedule was hectic but definitely productive. I am really looking forward to the final outcome.

⦿ My character Pakhi (an investigative journalist) is someone who is effortless in the way she carries herself or the way she styles herself. People who know me definitely know how much I relate to that. We were told not to act but to behave on screen and that’s what we tried to do. I got to learn so much from Shekharda. I hope people like the film, it’s a labour of love. What I like about the shots and characters in the film is that it’s all very real.

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