Versatile Bengali director Birsa Dasgupta’s thriller Mukhosh, which was previously titled Psycho is due to release in theatres on August 13, which is enough reason for horror enthusiasts to not keep calm!
After a comedic turn in his latest directorial Bibaho Obhijaan, Birsa Dasgupta is ready with a blood-curdling psychological thriller delving into the dark depths of the criminal mind. His latest directorial Mukhosh, is an official remake of the Malayalam film Anjaam Pathiraa (2020).
Starring Anirban Bhattacharya, Anirban Chakraborti, Chandrayee Ghosh, and Payek Dey, it marks Dasgupta’s second collaboration with Anirban Bhattacharya after Bibaho Obhijaan, and also with Chandrayee Ghosh. Debesh Chattopadhyay, Soumya Sengupta, and Madhurima Ghosh appear in cameos in the film.
A report in Times of India quoted Birsa Dasgupta as saying, “More than being an edge-of-the-seat thriller, I would say it is a slow burn.” Dasgupta went on to add that there are silent scenes in the film and enough room for the actors to perform.
The teaser of the film dropped on July 9 on YouTube. It has already garnered over a million views and piqued the curiosity of film buffs. Anirban Bhattacharya plays a resident criminologist, along with the entire police force, and Chandrayee Ghosh, who plays an IAS officer, is in hot pursuit of a diabolical killer to put an end to his bloodlust.
Speaking to Times of India, Chandrayee identified death as the central theme of the film. She added that she went natural with her looks and acting to bring out the shades of her character Kaberi Bose.
The teaser sets the tone and genre of the film right from the get-go. One is indeed left to wonder what is scarier to a rational human being, a ‘psychologically disturbed killer’ or a ‘mentally stable killer’. A terrifying yet tantalising lamb mask glares at the viewer, followed by the chilling proclamation by Payek Dey (who plays a police officer) that the killer is playing hide-and-seek with the police. Hints of a generous dose of gore, backed by a gripping background score and shocking revelations, in what seems to be a twisted plot-line, promises a chilling ride in August for the thriller enthusiast.