Jio Studios today unveiled the trailer of its upcoming film The Storyteller starring powerhouse actors Paresh Rawal, Adil Hussain, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Revathy. The Storyteller produced in association with Purpose Entertainment and Quest Films has been selected in Competition at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival, South Korea and the film will have its World Premiere at the Festival and will be contending for the revered ‘Kim Jiseok’ award. An elated Ananth Mahadevan shares, “The selection of The Storyteller at the Busan international Film Festival in Competition is indeed prestigious and is a big step forward for Indian cinema in meeting global standards.
The filming of an original story by Satyajit Ray has been both challenging and rewarding and will bring to the world a first feature top lining him in the credits after his demise. It will be a befitting tribute to the master as we commemorate his centenary year.”
Based on a short story by the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray and hailed as the Original among all Originals, the film tells the story of a wealthy businessman who hires a storyteller to help get over his insomnia; turning more intriguing as twists are added to it. The original Bengali short story Golpo Boliye Tarini Khuro is one among the series of stories written by Ray, based on the enigmatic character Tarini Khuro, that he created. The 27th Busan International Film Festival will take place from 5-14 October 2022.