SHERDIL: The Pilibhit Saga Stars Pankaj Tripathi

Pankaj Tripathi in Sherdil
Pankaj Tripathi in Sherdil

Sherdil The Pilibhit Saga, a Multilayered movie inspired by true set of events

Sherdil, the Pilibhit saga makes noise as inspired by actual events. The Saga is touted to be a ‘dark humour laced satire’. This film also has stars like Neeraj Kabi of Paatal Lok and Talvaar fame and Sayani Gupta of Four More Shots Please!.

T-Series and Reliance Entertainment joined hands with Match Cut Productions in making this dark humour laced satire titled, ‘Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga’. The film seems to be on true events.

Writer & Director of this film, Srijit Mukherji, has brought forth an insightful story about the adverse effects of urbanization, man-animal conflict and poverty leading to a bizarre practice in a village that resides on the edge of a forest.

Sherdil The Pilibhit Saga
Pankaj Tripathi and Sayani Gupta in Sherdil

Director’s past awards

Srijit Mukherji, winner of multiple National Awards, has directed critically acclaimed films like Autograph (2010), Jaatishwar (2014), Chotushkone (2015), Rajkahini (2015), Ek Je Chilo Raja (2019) in the Bengali language among others. ‘Sherdil – The Pilibhit Saga’ will be his second Hindi film after the 2017 period drama, Begum Jaan.

Not only has Srijit’s films won acclaim at Indian Film Festivals, but have also travelled to prominent International film festivals like Palm Springs International Film Festival in California, Abu Dhabi International Film Festival, MIAAC Film Festival in New York, Glasgow International Film Festival, London Indian Film Festival among others.

Sherdil The Pilibhit Saga
Pankaj Tripathi and Neeraj Kabi in Sherdil

Srijit glad to reunite with Reliance Entertainment for the movie

It’s a dream project for Srijit Mukherji. When asked, he says, “I am glad to re-unite with Reliance Entertainment to make ‘Sherdil – The Pilibhit Saga’. The real incident of tragic practices in villages bordering the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve inspired me. I knew I had to capture it in my next. It takes great courage to sacrifice one’s life to save the family. My film revolves around this heroism with a focus on man & nature conflict. This subject is really close to my heart. Indeed, I hope it will ignite the same emotions with the audiences regarding various social issues in our society.”

Bhushan Kumar and Reliance Entertainment is producing the film, ‘Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga’. The film stars many talented actors like Pankaj Tripathi, Neeraj Kabi, and Sayani Gupta. Srijit Mukherji, a true talented director is directing the film.

The film will hit the big screens on 24th June, 2022.

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