Pariah Volume 1: Every Street Dog Has A Name is directed by Tathagata Mukherjee and will be having a theatrical release in February.
Vikram in Pariah
Pariah Volume 1: Every Street Dog Has A Name is a Bengali action thriller that features a gothic interplay of light and shadow, akin to the good and evil in the film’s characters. Directed by Tathagata Mukherjee, the film is an ode to the innocent street dogs who daily suffer relentless cruelty from the common public, and more so when captured and taken to dog pounds.
Pariah will be releasing in theatres on February 9, 2024. Starring the talented likes of Vikram Chatterjee, Angana Roy, Deboprasad Halder, Sreelekha Mitra, Ambarish Bhattacharya, and Apratim Chatterjee, the film falls into the genre of a poignant action thriller. Pariah also dropped its trailer a few days ago, on January 23, and a teaser trailer on January 3.
The trailers offer a decent overview of the story highlights, without revealing the plot. There are a couple of banal dialogues delivered to build up the emotional quotient of the audience for the ultimate action scene catharsis (when the hero beats up the evil mastermind and the audience cheers). But the film’s promising plot premise and sincere performances by most actors featured in the trailer greatly adds to its appeal.
Pariah also explores the concept of social outcasts, both on the human and the canine levels. Vikram plays the role of a tough loner, who has a fondness for street dogs. The film explores various dog lovers and social workers who get intertwined in a big dog racket being operated via the dog pounds of Kolkata, operated chiefly by a heartless and bloodthirsty maniac essayed by Deboprasad Halder.
When street dogs start go missing, and a particular favorite, black hued pariah with innocent eyes vanishes, things start shaking up and the hypocrisy of humans, from the police to local club members is revealed. The fact that the price of a street dog is INR 50 is a heartbreaking portrayal of Kolkata’s Street Dogs scenario, and this is just the beginning.