The trailer of Birsa Dasgupta's Mukhosh dropped on YouTube today, taking the viewers through a deeper glimpse into the dark premise of a bloodthirsty, psychologically disturbed serial killer in a lamb mask who is posing a serious challenge to the police force on his trail.
A still of the lamb mask from the trailer
Birsa Dasgupta’s thriller Mukhosh dropped its official trailer today on Youtube, garnering more than 20,000 views within hours of the post.
Taking off from the teaser that dropped on Youtube on July 9, the trailer takes the terror and the dread of a psychologically disturbed and diabolical serial killer to a new level. The serial killer is out in the open and on a murderous rampage. The viewers also get a closer look at snatches from the chilling and yet-to-unfold story.
Anirban Bhattacharya essays one of the lead roles as a resident criminologist in the film. He deduces that the killer is targeting the police, sending out a message that the ‘police is garbage.’His voice floats against a piano strain at the beginning of the trailer, saying a chilling phrase which is an important message sent by the killer.
Anirban Chakraborti, who plays a police officer, says that the killer is making the police pursue him consciously, as part of what is hinted at a well-hatched, malevolent scheme.
Watch the trailer here.
In flickering shades of red amid pitch black darkness, the tantalising and terrifying killer in lamb mask looms large. And, in a chilling revelation, the lamb mask is demystified as the ‘lamb of god’. ‘Behold the lamb of god, who takes away the sin of the world,’ Anirban speaks, hinting at an unmistakably warped biblical connotation to the genesis of the masked killer. But, in that very phrase perhaps lies the key to the criminal mind, his distorted outlook and psychology and devious and gory exploits.
Flashes of the murky past of a young boy peek at the viewer, teasing us about the truth and the answer to the murderous mystery that lurks in plain sight but is shrouded in darkness.
Chandreyee Ghosh, who essays Kaberi Bose, an IAS officer in the slow-burn thriller, states in despair that the police force is failing to protect the victims, their very own people this time and that they are inching closer to defeat in this deadly cat-and-mouse game.
Payek Dey also stars in the film as a police officer. Debesh Chattopadhyay, Soumya Sengupta and Madhurima Ghosh appear in cameos in the film. Mukhosh is the official remake of the Malayalam film Anjaam Pathiraa.
It is locked for a release on the big screen on August 13. There is no update on its OTT release as of yet.