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Kalkokkho trailer: A dark saga of the pandemic and lockdown

After visiting international festivals, the film will be released in theatres 

  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 11.17 AM, Jul 28, 2022

Kalkokkho trailer: A dark saga of the pandemic and lockdown
A still from Kalkokkho

After visiting several prestigious festivals, Sarmistha Maiti and Rajdeep Paul’s Kalkokkho (House of Time) is all set to release in theatres in August. On July 27, the trailer of this dark tale of the pandemic got released. Produced by Aurora Film Corporation, the film features Tannishtha Biswas, Sreelekha Mukherji, actor Janardan Ghosh and others. The film was screened at the 27th Kolkata International Film Festival. 

In a joint statement, the director duo said, “No matter where you are in the world, you have to bear the pain of Covid 19. That is why everybody will be able to relate to the film. Its presentation is very different from other films of recent times. One can only experience it on the big screen. You have to watch the trailer, which will make you more eager to watch it on the big screen. We are delighted with the way Kalkokkho has been recognized at multiple film festivals. We are overwhelmed to receive this international honour, and since the release of the official trailer of the film, the way we have been getting love from people, the kind of response we are getting, we are really optimistic about the film.”

The film has been getting positive responses on the international circuit. The film had its world premiere at the 26th Busan Film Festival. It was selected in the New Currents competition section. This film was also nominated for the New Currents and NETPAC Awards at the Busan Film Festival. The film has already been selected at the European Film Market at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival. Kalkokkho was honoured as the only Bengali film among 10 Indian films. It premiered in India at the 52nd Indian Panorama International Film Festival (IIFI) held in Goa. Actress Tannistha Biswas won the Best Actress award for the film at the 7th Boston International Kaleidoscope Film Festival. Director duo Rajdeep Pal and Sarmistha Maiti won the Golden Sparrow Award for Best Screenplay at the Diorama International Film Festival. In addition to that this directorial duo received the Chidananda Dasgupta Memorial Trust Award for the Best Costume Design. Kalkokkho has been officially selected for the Dhaka International Film Festival. The film was selected to premiere at the Indian Film Festival held in Melbourne. The film was invited to the competition section of the Orenburg Film Festival in Russia in October this year.