Kolkata, 20th June, 2022: ‘Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga’ is an upcoming Hindi film and a social satire inspired by true events, in which 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. Pankaj Tripathi along with the director Srijit Mukherji visted Kolkata this afternoon at The Park Hotel promoting their upcoming Bollywood film Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga.
The movie interestingly portrays the story of Gangaram, played by Pankaj Tripathi. Gangaram
adopts the infamous tiger practice and is willing to give up his life so that the families of his
village will benefit from the government scheme money which is promised to the family of any
tiger attack victim. One fine day, he enters the forest and waits for his death. There he meets
Jim, played by Neraj Kabi, who is a poacher and what follows next is a series of unprecedented
and interesting events.
On this occasion, Srijit Mukherji, Director said, “Sherdil: The Philbit Saga is an extremely
special film for me. It is based on bizarre yet real facts. Never a movie had been made on such
a concept. I am honoured to work with talented actors like Pankaj Tripathi, Neeraj Kabi and
Sayani Gupta. So finally, after 5 years the dream comes true and we bring you the story of Gangaram on the big screen hope that audience will love this movie.”
Speaking to media, Pankaj Tripathi, Actor said, “We are extremely happy to visit Kolkata,truly the City of Joy, to promote Sherdil: The Philbit Saga. It’s always very special to be in Kolkata. As the director Srijit Mukherji too hails from this city, visiting the city was a must.
Hope the audience here will like my character Gangaram who treads into forest to get himself
killed by tiger so that his family and fellow villagers can reap the benefit from the compensation
offered by the Government.”
‘Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga’ is presented by Gulshan Kumar, T-Series Film and Reliance Entertainment, produced by Bhushan Kumar and Reliance Entertainment and production by Match Cut Productions Private Limited. The film stars Pankaj Tripathi, Neeraj Kabi, and Sayani Gupta and is directed by Srijit Mukherji. The film is all set to release theatrically on 24th June,2022.