The National Award-winning actress stars in the Bengali version of the director’s remake of Julia’s Eyes
Tollywood star Rituparna Sengupta
Cinematographer Kabir Lal is known for his work in Pardes, Taal, and Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai. Now donning the director’s hat, he is set to remake the Spanish horror film Julia’s Eyes in five languages – Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi and Kannada. Playing the lead role in the Bengali version Antardrishti is renowned superstar Rituparna Sengupta.
The story is a crime thriller based on a young girl who is slowly going blind and soon finds herself entangled in a series of events that turns her life upside down.
Calling it a women-centric narrative, Rituparna expressed her delight to ETimes about the character which has many layers to it. She added how such stories highlight interesting postmodern narratives in the industry, with many women exploring the genre and trying their best to entertain the viewers as per their capabilities. Rituparna would be seen essaying a double role in the movie, both of the protagonist and that of her sister.
Antardrishti’s cast also includes actors Sean Banerjee and Indrajit Chakraborty among others. Sean would be seen as the antagonist in the film, and calls it a privilege to be working opposite Tollywood icon Rituparna.
While Rituparna is leading the Bengali version, Gayathri will be playing the main character in Tamil. In Marathi, the central role is being narrated by Manjari Fadnnis and in Kannada, Isha Chawla will be seen essaying the protagonist. The Hindi remake has roped in artistes Taapsee Pannu and Gulshan Devaiah to lead the cast. The shooting for the movies has been done in and around Uttarakhand from Dehradun to Rishikesh and Mussoorie.