Directed by Arnab Riingo Banerjee, the web series is based on the controversy regarding Pilibhit Reserve Forest
This August, Arnab Riingo Banerjee will bring a brand new web series, Pilkunj, based on the controversy regarding Pilibhit Reserve Forest. Sean Banerjee and Trina Saha paired up in the series, which will be dropped on Klikk.
The team completed the shooting under risk in the forest for two weeks. The interior forest part was shot in Dumka Forest in Jharkhand. The parts having mountains, falls, and rivers were shot in Massanjore. A real tiger, along with the VFX tiger, was used in the web series.
Sean said, “A person chased by a tiger can not be neatly dressed. I did not eat or sleep for a few days to bring that look to me. I shot by going to the top branch of a tree. I put my head where there was the nest of hilly monstrous ants. I put mud all over my body to make the scene lively. I tried what was humanly possible for me.”
Sankar Debnath, Sourav Saha, Debtanu, Zoyee Debroy, and Bristi Roy also acted in the series.
Riingo, apart from directing, is also in charge of the screenplay, camera, background music, and editing.
Trina is scared of water and hence, does not go near any water bodies. But she went to the middle of the river as the screenplay demanded, and completed the shooting there.