Pankaj Tripathi's riveting and deliciously sinister mystery-thriller film Kadak Singh was inaugurated at the opening ceremony of the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.
Boasting suspense, drama, emotional weight, violence and great thrills, the trailer sees Tripathi as AK Srivastav aka Kadak Singh, a man who finds himself in a hospital with no memory. Surrounded by what were once familiar and now unknown faces, Singh suffers from retrograde amnesia and at the surface appears like a very gentle, nice and meek kind of a person.
That may very well be the case for him now, as he can't tell who is his daughter, his wife, friend, boss or anyone at all as his mind is in a haze, and memory is surrounded in a fog. Initially, it sees him bond with a woman who is supposed to be his daughter, played by Sanjana Sanghi. However, this family drama is soon cut by a nasty bog of dark mysteries behind the man who is not what he seems to be.
Talking about the film, Tripathi said in a statement, "Kadak Singh is unlike anything I have played before. He is an unusual character, and it was such joy portraying such a layered personality. Additionally, I got to work with some incredible talent, including Tony Da, Parvathy, Jaya and the young and enthusiastic ones like Sanjana."
"Everyone's combined energy and passion really transformed the film from the pages to the screen. Also, it was exciting to launch the trailer at IFFI last night and see the audience's reaction to the trailer for the first time ever. We are also screening the film here at IFFI so we are excited for that too," he added.
Actor Parvathy Thiruvothu shared, "It's not often that every aspect of a movie-making experience hits a 10/10 mark. 'Kadak Singh' has been that rare phenomenon for me. From getting to create a character guided by Tony da and sharing screen space with none other than Pankaj ji, to witnessing brilliance in Sanjana Sanghi, Paresh Pahuja and Jaya Ahsan and being so perfectly supported by each departmental crew on set and a nurturing production team led by Viraf Sarkari that cheered us on non-stop, it was magical to say the least."
She further mentioned, "I feel in the times we are living in, we are in dire need of master storytellers guiding us to stay in touch with our humanity. Tony da and team created that experience for us in Kadak Singh."
Directed by National award-winning director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary, the film stars Tripathi, Thiruvothu, Jaya Ahsan, Sanjana Sanghi, Dilip Shankar, Paresh Pahuja and Varun Buddhadev.
The movie is set to premiere on ZEE5 on December 8.