Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga examines adverse effects of urbanization  

Sherfil: The Pilibhit Saga stars Pankaj Tripathi, Neeraj Kabi and Sayani Gupta. Photo: T-Series

T-Series and Reliance Entertainment, along with Match Cut Productions, unveiled the trailer of their film, Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga, a dark humor-laced satire, on June 3.

Inspired by true events, Srijit Mukherji has brought forth 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.

The film narrates the story of Gangaram, played by Pankaj Tripathi. Gangaram adopts the infamous tiger practice and is willing to give up his life so that the families of his village will benefit from the government scheme money, which is promised to the family of any tiger attack victim.  One day, he enters the forest and waits for his death! There he meets Jim, played by Neeraj Kabi, who is a poacher, and what follows next is a series of unprecedented and interesting events.

Director Srijit says, “Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga has been a dream project for years. After I read about the real-life incidents in 2017, I immediately wrote the story and registered it and wanted to make it. So finally after five years, the dream comes true and we bring you the story of Gangaram on the big screen”

Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga also stars Sayani Gupta and releases June 24. Shantanu Moitra scores music. The lyrics are by Gulzar.



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