The trailer for the movie, Panchlait has finally been released. The movie is directed by Prem Modi, and seems to be another, socially conscious and nuanced tale of the society with romance in its center. The movie takes place in 1954, and is about a village, and how changes occur in it as a lamp arrives and they are faced with the prospect of lighting their homes. It also seems to involve a romance, and how the main character is ostracized after the introduction of the lamp. The trailer captures a sense of place which is rare, and it has to be one of the most organic and lived-in showcase of a village, and the characters all seem like actual people and not like actors playing them.
The movie is based on the story by Phanishwar Nath Renu and starring Amitosh Nagpal, Anuradha Mukherjee, Rajesh Sharma among other esteemed character actors who seems to live their characters perfectly well. The movie is scheduled to be released on 17th November 2017.
It would be a nice change of pace and style, to see a new take on the social view point from the places whose stories and struggles we often forget when we recount the history. The movie also looks very beautifully filmed and funny, so it can expected that it is not going to be just sad or miserable, but full of life instead.
Lo aagaya 'Panchlait' trailer lekar Mahato Tola ke panchayat mein ronak! Directed By – Prem Modi pic.twitter.com/Kf6b0cR8Rz
— Panchlait (@panchlait) November 2, 2017