Satyajit Ray Short Story To Be Adapted Into Hindi Movie; Here Are Details

Mumbai: One of Satyajit Ray’s short stories will soon be adapted into a Hindi movie.

The Storyteller, based Golpoboliye Tarini Khuro (Tarini Khuro, The Storyteller), will be helmed by National Award-winning director, writer and actor Anant Mahadevan in association with Jio Studios, Purpose Entertainment and Quest Films.

The cast will include Paresh Rawal, Adil Hussain, Revathi and Tannishtha.

The first look of the film was revealed today. Sharing the first look, the official Twitter handle of Jio Studios wrote,

“Poised to evoke fresh nostalgia in Ray’s legion of fans! @jiostudios in assoc with @purposeenterta1 & #QuestFilms announce #TheStoryteller, @ananthmahadevan’s retelling of #SatyajitRay’s short story #GolpoBoloTariniKhuro in Hindi,” Jio Studios tweeted on Monday, sharing the first look of the film.

Explaining why the cinematic legend’s short story was chosen, Mahadevan said: “As part of the celebrations around the life and work of the legend Satyajit Ray, we are very happy and honoured to share our own humble homage to the master storyteller. The Storyteller, a timeless fable, explores the mindset of people who exploit and are exploited. Ray’s subtle treatment of the subject makes one smile at what is, in fact, a revenge story. An amalgamation of wit, drama, and even suspense, the film is an attempt to bring Ray to a generation that has only heard about him or been occasionally exposed to his collection.”

Ray’s centenary was celebrated last year, while the ongoing 75th Cannes Film Festival restored and screened one of his most loved movies, Pratidwandi, on May 19, in the Cannes Classic section.

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