Bollywood actor Pankaj Tripathi recently shared a glimpse of his upcoming film. Srijit Mukherji’s upcoming feature “Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga” is set to be theatrically released on June 24, the makers said on Wednesday. Inspired by true events, the film is billed as a “dark humor laced satire”. It stars Pankaj Tripathi, Neeraj Kabi, and Sayani Gupta.
Actor Pankaj Tripathi took to his Instagram account and shared the pictures from the film as he wrote, “Sherdil – The Pilibhit Saga’ produced by T-Series, Reliance Entertainment, and directed by 5 times National Award-winning filmmaker Srijit Mukherji, set for a June 24th release.”
According to the makers, the movie will present 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” is Mukherji’s second Hindi film after the 2017 period drama “Begum Jaan”, starring Vidya Balan.
Mukherji said he drew inspiration from the real incident caused by “tragic practices” in villages bordering the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve.“It takes great courage to sacrifice one’s life to save the family and my film revolves around this heroism with a focus on the man & nature conflict.
“This subject is really close to my heart and I hope it will ignite the same emotions with the audiences regarding various social issues in our society,” the filmmaker said in a statement.
“Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga” is presented by Gulshan Kumar, T-Series Film, and Reliance Entertainment. The film is helmed by Bhushan Kumar, Reliance Entertainment, and Match Cut Productions Private Limited.