Produced by Shoojit Sircar and Ronnie Lahiri, the Tillotama Shome starrer will also feature a posthumous appearance by the late Soumitra Chatterjee.
Adding another stepping stone to Indian cinema getting the recognition it deserves among International audiences, it is announced that Tillotama Shome starrer Deep6 will premiere at the 26th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). The film will be screened under a section called ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ at the festival, which will take place from October 6 to 15 at Busan Cinema in South Korea.
Set in the city of Kolkata, the film stars Tillotama Shome as the protagonist Mitul and features Sumeet Thakur, Maya Ghosh, Sumanta Mukherjee and Soumitra Chatterjee, the latter making a posthumous appearance in the film. The Sir actress had shared the exciting news of the film’s premiere on her social media.
Written and directed by Madhuja Mukherjee, the film is produced by Shoojit Sircar and Ronnie Lahiri. According to The Hindu, the director refers to the film as interweaving the themes of death, despair and love. Calling it an extraordinary story portrayed from a woman’s viewpoint, Mukherjee had talked about the dual nature of the film’s narrative. She said it is a straightforward tale of women and, at the same time, a collective account of vulnerabilities and neighbourhoods in the city.
Producer Shoojit Sircar had revealed how he is always on the lookout for out-of-the-box stories and how delighted he was that he had found a team sharing his vision for the upcoming film.
Deep6 will not be the only Indian entry at the prestigious festival. Aparna Sen’s The Rapist, starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Arjun Rampal, is also set to premiere under the same section.