Pankaj Tripathi will play a character inspired by Lal Bihari Mritak, a man who struggled to prove that he’s alive after he was once declared deceased in the land revenue records of Uttar Pradesh, in a new movie titled Kaagaz. Directed by Satish Kaushik, it’ll release on Zee5 on January 7.
The satirical comedy, which will be a statement on the unsuitable system of land resources, will also star Monal Gajjar, Mita Vashisht, Amar Upadhyay and Satish Kaushik in pivotal roles.
In a commentary, Pankaj called Kaagaz a ‘brilliantly written’ movie. “It is quirky, black comedy and depicts a common man’s humorous journey on identity crisis. My character will be moderately different from some of my recent ventures and I am excited to be part of such an inspiring story. This story must be heard and I am definite that Zee5 will give it the reach that it deserves,” he said.
Director Satish Kaushik, who also plays a pivotal role in Kaagaz, said, “I take into accout reading approximately the story of Lal Bihari Mritak in the news for the first time, I used to be intrigued and inspired with his journey, so I did a large number of research on the events that took place in his life. Eventually, it felt to me like this story deserved to learn to the world.”
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Lal Bihari Mritak fought a hard and long battle for almost two decades to prove himself alive, after he was once declared deceased in the records of the Uttar Pradesh government’s revenue branch in 1976. He founded the Mritak Sangh upon realising that there have been many others in the state suffering a similar destiny.
Kaagaz is presented by Salman Khan Films with Satish Kaushik Entertainment Production and produced by Salma Khan, Nishant Kaushik and Vikas Malu. Aside from an online release, the movie will also release in choose theatres in Uttar Pradesh.
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