TikiLand stars Devtanu and Suvosmita, who gained popularity through the viral musical short Moner Manush.
Director Abhishek Chowdhury’s web film TikiLand is touted to be a futuristic fantasy satire. The premise of the film builds upon the 21st-century concept of social anxiety — FOMO. There’s a virus out there, ‘a futuristic virus FOMO’, that attacks people's minds and instils the fear of missing out.
Devtanu, who plays the protagonist Saptak, will narrate the story. He is a theatre artist who is constantly sparring with the ‘Tikistars’, who on the other hand, regard themselves as good artists. Suvosmita, Rii Sen star alongside Devtanu in important roles.
Devtanu told the media that social media influence has overshadowed art in the futuristic world that Saptak lives in. He also added that the film holds a special place in his heart. Describing it as his ‘dream project’, Devtanu further revealed that he landed TikiLand after struggling for two years.
Have a look at the teaser.
The science-fiction film, which is touted to pique the interest of the fans of the genre, delves into the ‘positive and negative impacts of social media in our futuristic society.’ Devtanu and Suvosmita, known for starring in the musical short Moner Manush, will be seen together in the feature again.
The shoot for TikiLand has just wrapped up. KEFI Media and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. has produced the film along with Aakanksha Manglani. Speaking to News18 Bangla very recently, Aakanksha Manglani acknowledged her excitement for the film since it is her ‘maiden Bengali project.’ She added that while the plot might seem simple on the surface, it was ‘challenging’ to manifest an unseen world set in the future on celluloid. Suvosmita, who plays Aditi in the film, calls TikiLand an ‘unusual film.’ She also expressed her joy of working with Devtanu again.
More details on the web film and its OTT release are awaited.