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Srijit Mukherji on darkish humour in Sherdil The Pilibhit Saga: ‘Wanted to have a bigger reach…’

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Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji on Tuesday stated he tailored a satirical tone to his upcoming movie Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga as he believes darkish humour engages viewers in a greater means.

Starring Pankaj Tripathi, the movie is impressed by true occasions from the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, the place folks used to go away their aged relations for tigers to prey on after which declare compensation from the administration.

Mukherji, recognized for  films like Autograph, Jaatishwar, Chotushkone, Rajkahini and Gumnaami, stated he was “shocked and stunned” by the tales of the poor villagers.

“I was shocked and stunned by these incidents because there are people who can go to such extreme lengths for the survival of their families,” the filmmaker stated on the movie’s promotional occasion right here.

Srijit Mukherji, 45, stated the unique story was fairly “tragic and morbid”, therefore he determined to make the movie as a satire. “A story can be presented in many ways. It can be said in a serious or a humorous way. We felt that if the story is told in a dark humorous way, then it would have a bigger reach,” Mukherji added.

The filmmaker stated he forged Pankaj Tripathi, the versatile actor recognized for his work on films like Stree, Gurgaon, Ludo and net collection Mirzapur, as he needed somebody who represents the frequent man. “I wanted someone who is connected to the soil and is the face of the common man. I have been impressed by Pankaj’s range as an actor. It’s phenomenal,” the director stated.

Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Reliance Entertainment, Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga additionally stars Neeraj Kabi and Sayani Gupta. The movie is scheduled to be launched this Friday.