Assam's Adil Hussain, Paresh Rawal to Come Together in 'The Storyteller', An Adaptation of Satyajit Ray
In the story which touches upon the aspect of originality versus plagiarism, Ray raises the question: “What is more important – the story or the storyteller?”
Mumbai: Paresh Rawal and Adil Hussain - two of Indian cinema's most respected actors - will soon be seen together in 'The Storyteller'.
The film will be based on Indian Oscar winner and legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray's short story 'Golpo Boliye Tarini Khuro'.
This film will be directed by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, whose 2010 Marathi biopic ''Mee Sindhutai Sapkal clinched three awards at the 58th National Film Awards. The principal photography of the film recently got completed and it will soon enter its post-production phase.
In the story which touches upon the aspect of originality versus plagiarism, Ray raises the question: "What is more important – the story or the storyteller?"
"As part of the celebrations around the life and work of the legend Satyajit Ray, we are very happy and honoured to share our own humble homage to the master storyteller," director Ananth Mahadevan said.
He said that 'The Storyteller' is a timeless fable which explores the mindset of people who exploit and are exploited.
"Ray's subtle treatment of the subject makes one smile at what is, in fact, a revenge story. An amalgamation of wit, drama, and even suspense, the film is an attempt to bring Ray to a generation that has only heard about him or been occasionally exposed to his collection", the director added.
The cast of 'The Storyteller' features Revathi (Netflix anthology 'Navarasa', '2 States') and Tannishtha Chatterjee ('Parched').
The film is produced by billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Jio Studios in association with Purpose Entertainment and Quest Films.