The Gatekeeper is a story of an old man, who is in charge of an isolated rail crossing in the city outskirt. Accepting the alienation, he tries to find tiny little moments to keep himself engaged in this uninterrupted land. The film unfolds a day in his regular life when loneliness makes him hallucinate about his childhood, in the interim period of two trains. But eventually his imagination breaks like a house of cards and reality prevails when the last train arrives
Story,Screenplay,Direction: Atanu Mukherjee
Produced By: Vinay Mishra, Preety Ali, Pallavi Rohatgi, Raghavan Bharadwaj
Co-Produced by: EASEL
Bachan Pachehra (Gatekeeper)
Aniket Chaurasia (Kid)
Executive Producer: Pooja Gupte
Director of Photography: Pooja Gupte
Editor: Charitra Raj
Sound Designer: Dhiman Karmakar
Background Score: Nilotpal Munshi
Assistant Director: Esha Talukdar
Casting Director: Pawan Singh
Visual Effects: Abhishek Kumar Srivastava, Hemant Kulshrestha, Prashant Bhagoji Jadhav
Post Production: Post Black Box Services (Mumbai)
Consultants : Neil Sadwelkar, Sreeram Ramanathan
Logistics: Sumeet Kamath
Colourist: Dilshad S. Nanji
Sound Recordist: Shailesh Sharma
Sound Editor: Abhik Chatterjee
Sound Post-Production: Excel Entertainment
Re-Recording Mixer – Sinoy Joseph (QLAB)
Premixing Engineer: Boney M Joy
Asst. Re-Recording Mixer: Sai Nathan K.
Sound Mixing Studio: QLAB (Mumbai),
Foley Studio: Just Foley (Mumbai)
Foley Supervision: Karan Arjun Singh
Foley Artists: Shankar Singh, Anil Pawar, Ram Kishan Nath
Foley Engineer: Prasad Chavan
Camera Assistant: Charitra Raj
Property Hire: Ronaldo Space (Mumbai)
Special Thanks: Sange Dorjee, Mohit Shetty, Baylon Fonseca, Megha Agarwal, Sandeep Saket, Shakeel Mohammed, Ankur Singh, Tamal Sen, Bikramjit Gupta, Zoya
Mr. Narendra Patil (Chief PRO-Central Railways)
Mr. A.K Singh (PRO- Central Railways)
Mr. Palve (Gatekeeper)
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About the filmmaker:
Atanu Mukherjee is an alumnus of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata, India.
Atanu was selected as an Indian Director-Editor at Berlinale Talents 2015, Germany.
He was a jury member for Cinema City International Film Festival 2015, Serbia.
Atanu’s first feature length script “RUKH” (English title “Unknown Faces”) was a part of Drishyam Sundance Screenwriters Lab’2015 India.
“Rukh” was part of NFDC Film Bazaar, India recommends 2016 and was listed as one of the hot projects from India by Screen International.
“Rukh” got theatrical release Pan India on 27th October 2017. Rukh is now streaming on Netflix (Asia, UK and USA).
Sunday Showcase – The GatekeeperWatch Rahul Desai in conversation with Atanu Mukherjee, the director of #TheGatekeeper, part of our #SundayShowcase series. Know more about how the story was developed and the fascination Atanu had with the concept of making a film on a gatekeeper! Curation partners: White Wall Screenings Film Courtesy: Humaramovie.com
Posted by Film Companion on Monday, May 25, 2020