Mumbai: Indian film ‘The Storyteller’ starring Paresh Rawal, Adil Hussain, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Jayesh More and Revathy will be screened at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) after being selected for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) .
The film being selected at three major festivals in such a short time brings pride to the lead actor and protagonist of the film, Paresh Rawal said, “These are moments of real pride and satisfaction.”
Based on a story by legendary director Satyajit Ray, The Narrator follows the story of a wealthy businessman who hires a narrator to help him overcome his insomnia; becoming more intriguing when twists are added to it.
Sharing his excitement over the film’s selection, director Ananth Mahadevan said, “The selection of ‘The Storyteller’ at these prestigious festivals could not have come at a better time, after Satyajit Ray’s centenary year. We were humbled by the love and appreciation it received at its world premiere in Busan and now it’s a real pleasure to follow it up with a double festival selection at India’s most prestigious festivals, IFFI and IFFK.”
Making the film was a challenge for him as it would be tested against the gold standard set by the master of film himself, as Ananth further mentioned: A film made as a tribute to Ray was always a challenge as it had to match the most -the high world standards set by the master himself. These selections are therefore very rewarding and a great boost to our team’s efforts to bring Ray to life for the world.”
The original Bengali short story ‘Golpo Boliye Tarini Khuro’ is one of a series of stories written by Ray based on the enigmatic character Tarini Khuro he created.
‘The Storyteller’ is produced by Jio Studios in association with Purpose Entertainment and Quest Films.