Trailer Watch: “The Hungry”

Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah has collaborated with Tisca Chopra for a drama film “The Hungry”, written and directed by Bornila Chatterjee, co-written and produced by Tanaji Dasgupta and Kurban Kassan.

The film is an adaptation of a famous play “Titus Andronicus” by William Shakespeare. The film’s plot revolves around Tulsi Joshi played by Tisca Chopra, who seeks revenge of a murderer who’s identity is unknown for killing her child. “The Hungry” is all about violence that exists between love and power and it is set in the elite class of North India.

Talking about this film, Naseeruddin Shah said “What really got through to me was that it’s a pretty accurate picture of the small town power elite in India where you have the sugar barons, the guys who make textile or landlords. There have been many instances of brothers gunning each other down, parents killing their children or vice versa. It was a sort of an attempt to understand people of that kind, and not pass judgment on them”. Tisca added saying, “For any actor, Shakespeare is always on the wish list. You always sort of want to tick that box. There’s a sense of inherent power in my character ‘Tulsi’. She’s not emasculated or in any way angular or aggressive or the standard caveats of being strong. I think there’s a power source inherent in her. And I’ve heard people talk about parts like this but I haven’t really experienced it and I’m experiencing it now”.

The makers of the film have released the trailer and the premier of “The Hungry” will be aired at the Toronto International Film Festival. However there is no news on when the movie will be released.

 -Akhila Kakarala