Herald: Talak is back! With a tale with a twist

Talak is back! With a tale with a twist

13 Apr 2019 04:27am IST
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13 Apr 2019 04:27am IST
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Konkani film ‘Miranda House’, directed by National Award-winning director Rajendra Talak, will be released on April 17, 2019 in theatres across the state. The film has been produced by Rajendra Talak Creations in Konkani and Iris Production in Marathi


“Don’t miss the beginning of the film,” says the

Chairman of ESG and the National Award-winning film director Rajendra Talak, who has worked on some remarkable films over the years. It’s been a long break of almost five years after which Talak has come out with ‘Miranda House’. He has previously worked on films like ‘O Maria’, A rainy day’, ‘Aleesha’, ‘Savalee’, ‘Saavariyaa.com’ and ‘Antarnad’. After a long break, the team is all set for the release of Konkani Film ‘Miranda House’, a bilingual (Konkani-Marathi) film on April 17, 2019.

The entire film was shot in Goa, at Margao, Betalbatim and Velsao. The genre of the film is Drama-Thriller and it features popular actors such as Milind Gunaji, Pallavi Subash and Sainkeet Kamat and Goa’s much loved star, John D’Silva.

The Jaw-Dropping Film

Over the years, the industry has changed drastically, bringing positive outcomes with the number of good stories and plots coming from new Konkani writers. ‘Miranda House’ is, in Talak’s words, an “on-the-edge-thriller”. It’s a spine-chilling rollercoaster ride with many twists and turns in the plot and texture that will keep the viewers guessing till the very end. Talak cautions, “Don’t miss the beginning of the film.” The theme of the film, as briefed by him, is depicted in a way where one never knows the truth. “You may never know who the queen is and who the pawn is; what is true and what is false.”

The film holds a different angle of storytelling. Since many scripts have the usual plot of suspense in it, Talak has guaranteed that this is a new cliff-hanger and will keep all cinema lovers at the edge of their seats. Another attraction is Goa’s loved comedian John D’Silva, whose role is a mystery and won’t be revealed until the release of the film.

Behind the mask

The lead actor of the film, Sainkeet Kamat, is a Goan who is well known and loved in Maharashtra and Goa for his roles in popular serials ‘Tujha Majha Breakup’ (Zee Marathi), ‘Ratris Khel Chale’ (Zee Marathi) and ‘Hya Gojirvanya Gharat’ (Marathi Play). He is a Graduate in Theatre Art (Center of Performing Arts, Pune University) and this is his debut film in Konkani as well as Marathi.

Milind Gunaji, who plays a pivotal role in this movie, is of Goan origin. Gunaji expresses that he has always heard of the creativity in the land of Goa, but today he has actually witnessed it and was amused by the clever work of Talak. He brands Talak as a fantastic director: “When Rajendra-ji had come to me with the script, I immediately agreed to do the film; the way he explained it was amiable.” Gunaji debuted in the 1993 film ‘Papeeha’ and first gained widespread notice in the 1996’s ‘Fareb’. He has performed in several films since then in different languages like Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Punjabi and Kannada and has written seven books based on his travel and history about various places. This is his first film in Konkani.

Behind the scenes

The cinematographer of the film is Suraj Kurade, a Goan who has made his mark in the Gujarati film industry. He has served as a Chief Assistant DOP of popular films like ‘Queen’, ‘Bodyguard’, ‘Barfi’, ‘Stree’ and more. The film has been edited by Vardhan Dhaimodkar, a young talent from Goa who has completed his graduation from FTI Pune. Apart from the lead actors, the film also has appearances by Prince Jacob, Audhoot Sahakari, Sanjay Talwadkar, Sanjiv Prabu, Madhvi Desai and Anil Raikar. The film is edited by Vardhan Dhaimodkar a young talent from Goa.

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