The versatile actor Pankaj Tripathi is one saught actor currently in Bollywood. There has been no stopping for this actor since the release of Gangs of Wasseypur. Pankaj had laid his feet firmly both on celluloid and on digital platforms. Having started his acting career from stage Pankaj has explored all mediums of entertainment. Recently Pankaj after a long hiatus shot for a short film Laali in Kolkata. Pankaj shot for the film last year end and the makers now released the first poster of the short having Tripathi in the poster which looks intense and has a mystery to it.
The short film Laali has been directed by Kolkata based director Abhiroop Basu who earlier made short film Meal with Adil Hussain and Ratnabali Bhattacharya. In this 40 minutes, short Laali Pankaj Tripathi is the solo actor who will be seen playing laundry man and is the only character seen on camera throughout this unusual film. After releasing the poster of Laali and a special screening in Kolkata for film industry people the makers are now deciding to release the film in international festivals before India release.
When asked Pankaj Tripathi he said, “The makers decided to have a hand-painted poster as the first look of the film Laali. A Kolkata based painter was roped in to draw the poster. The poster reflects the rich art and culture of Bengal with a dash of mystery. The poster is an ode to the dying art of hand-painted film posters and banners. Laali is a beautiful and experimental film entirely shot in Kolkata. I shot for the first time in Kolkata. Also when we started shooting for the film initially it was meant to be for 20 minutes but at the time of editing director, Abhiroop Basu wanted to retain some of the scenes instead of editing them out. Now, this film is exceeded 40 minutes instead of 20 minutes and its looking beautiful.”
Here’s the first poster of Pankaj Tripathi’s short Laali giving the insight of the story.