In celebration of the great filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s (Apu Trilogy) centennial, Jio Studios in association with Purpose Entertainment and Quest Films has announced the launch of a very special film. The Storyteller is a captive narrative based on Ray’s short story about originality, Golpo Bolo Tarini Khuro. An original Bengali short story Golpo Boliye Tarini Khuro is one among the series of stories written by Ray based on the enigmatic character Tarini Khuro.
Directed by National Award-winning director, Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, this intriguing film features by a stellar cast including Paresh Rawal, Adil Hussain, Revathi and Tannishtha Chatterjee.
Sharing his thoughts on the renowned auteur and the film adaptation of the short story, director Ananth Narayan Mahadevan said, “As part of the celebrations around the life and work of the legend, we are very happy and honoured to share our own humble homage to the master storyteller. The Storyteller, a timeless fable, 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.”
With commemorations marking the cinematic legend’s centenary year, including a tribute at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, the makers of The Storyteller released a first look on the rare and historic story that was personal to the Master. In this story about originality vs plagiarism, Ray was raising a larger question: “What is more important – the story or the storyteller?”
An original Ray story with a curious and compelling history, reiterating a powerful message on originality, The Storyteller, releasing soon is poised to evoke nostalgia in his legion of fans and excitement for those to experience this film. Watch this space for updates!