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Ananth Mahadevan on The Storyteller: Filming an original story by Satyajit Ray was challenging and rewarding

The film, directed by Ananth Mahadevan, and starring Paresh Rawal as title character, has been selected for the Busan International Film Festival.

Ananth Mahadevan on The Storyteller: Filming an original story by Satyajit Ray was challenging and rewarding
The Storyteller poster
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 04.35 PM, Oct 03, 2022


The Storyteller is gearing up to make its way to this year’s Busan International Film Festival. On the heels of the trailer of the film being released on Monday on social media, National award-winning filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan, who is the director of the film, opened up about the experience of working on a story originally written by Oscar-winning Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray.

Talking about the film, director Ananth Mahadevan said, "The selection of The Storyteller at the Busan International Film Festival in Competition is indeed prestigious and is a big step forward for Indian cinema in meeting global standards. The filming of an original story by Satyajit Ray has been both challenging and rewarding and will bring to the world a first feature top lining him in the credits after his demise."

The filmmaker believes that the film will be a befitting tribute to the 'master' as the country is commemorating his centenary year.

The Storyteller will have its World Premiere at the BIFF and will be contending for the revered ‘Kim Jiseok’ award.

The film is produced by Jio Studios, Purpose Entertainment and Quest Films.

The Storyteller features Paresh Rawal, Adil Hussain, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Revathy, Anindita Bose and Jayesh More.

The story of the film is based on the short story titled, Galpoboliye Tarini Khuro written by Satyajit Ray, as part of a 15 story series.

The central character of the story is Tarini Charan Bandopadhyay also known as Tarini Khuro, who is called by a wealthy businessman who hires him as a storyteller to help get over his insomnia. The journey between the two characters starts from there and turns more intriguing as twists are added to it.

While Paresh Rawal is playing the character of Tarini khuro, Adil Hussain played the role of the wealthy businessman, suffering from insomnia for 30 years.

The 27th Busan International Film Festival will take place from 5 to 14 October 2022.