The film is tentatively titled The Academy of Fine Arts.
Bengali actor Rudranil Ghosh is returning on sets in a completely different avatar for his first Bengali film since the pandemic. He recently took to Instagram to reveal the look of his character in the film which is being well-appreciated by the audience.
The Katmundu actor, who was last seen in the Bengali thriller Pratidwandi, co-starring Saswata Chatterjee, is happy with the positive feedback of his look. The new bearded look is for his character in a pulp fiction thriller. Tentatively titled The Academy of Fine Arts, the details of the film helmed by Satyajit Ray Film Television Institute (SRFTI) final year student Jayabrata Das are yet to be revealed. Rudranil told ToI that the shooting will begin in September and that the whole team is from SRFTI, which makes it a fresh slate, to begin with altogether. He added that the pulp fiction genre is as of yet unexplored in Bengali films and his film will encourage more experimental stories. The crime thriller is reported to be packed with twists and turns. The plot, he added, is a story of the decaying society, centering on a group of common men who join hands to conduct a series of criminal activities that put the police department in a fix’.
Lauding the team for their ‘innovative ideas’, the Uma actor expressed his excitement for the project.
The film also features Saurav Das, Shantilal Mukherjee, and Anindita Bose in significant roles. Rudranil plays Dhinobondhu, a person who is embroiled in matters of the crime world, depicting a world where people turn to crime as they have no other option. The film will see him tap into the dark space by playing a completely negative character after four years, since his negative role in the 2018 children's adventure film, Adventures of Jojo.
Besides the upcoming crime thriller, Rudranil is also working on the final draft of the script of Bibaho Abhijan 2. The premise of Bibaho Obhijaan shows how men mess up things when they hide the truth from their wives. “In the second part of the film, you will see how things work out when the husbands confess the truth to their wives,” he said. The Vinci Da actor shot for Amit Sharma’s sports drama Maidaan during the pandemic while maintaining the Covid-19 precautions. He is wrapping up the shoot of this upcoming Hindi film and looking forward to being part of the Bengali film as he feels a Bengali film ‘has its own charm.’