Balaji Mohan to direct new thriller Click Shankar for Junglee Pictures. Details inside
Production house Junglee Pictures just announced its upcoming thriller franchise. Titled Click Shankar, the film is described as a “high concept thriller” and will revolve around a cop named Shankar Rebeiro. Shankar has a photographic memory. He also has the skill of never forgetting a sight, sound, taste, smell, or even a feeling. The film will be helmed by director Balaji Mohan who is best known for Dhanush starrer Maari and Maari 2.
As per a press release from the production house, the film’s synopsis is as follows – Unravelling the mystery, will be a one-of-a-kind lead character – a witty yet troubled inspector who remembers everything, that is both a boon and curse for him. Shankar Rebeiro has a rare condition called Hyperthymesia, which enables him to remember every event of his life, ensuring that the past is never quite behind him. The film’s first poster has been unveiled.
The film promises a blend of suspense, emotions and humour. The film is produced by Vineet Jain with Amrita Pandey as the co-producer. Binky Mendez and Balaji Mohan are credited for the story and screenplay, while dialogues are by Sumit Arora and Suraj Gianani.
Opening up about the project, Balaji Mohan said, “This film needed a unique vision for its treatment with the protagonist being an original, one-of-a-kind character. An amalgamation of something deep, dark & edgy being wrapped with humour to keep the audience guessing and at the edge of their seats till the end. These synergies wouldn’t have matched better with anyone other than the Junglee Pictures team and developing this project with them has been a superb experience. I found this to be the perfect film to make my debut in Hindi cinema with, and we cannot wait to present all that is in the making.”
Junglee Pictures CEO, Amrita Pandey shared, “The concept of Click Shankar originated from within the Junglee Pictures’ creative team as a character-driven franchise. Binky’s distinctive writing expertise on the story and screenplay along with Balaji’s mastery of commercial sensibilities and well-defined mass appeal have enhanced the narrative of this film. Sumit & Suraj have taken it to the next level with the sharp and entertaining dialogues. More importantly, there is heart to this thriller genre, making it an exciting opportunity to create something unique.”
The cast and release schedule of the film is yet to be announced. Junglee Pictures’ slate of upcoming films for 2022 also includes Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan?, Doctor G and Dosa King.
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