The announcement was made on Twitter on Tuesday by Zee Studios, which is producing the film in collaboration with Namah Pictures. The tweet describes the film as a “hard-hitting and thrilling tale that’s more relevant than ever in today’s time.”
Co-produced by Kishor Arora, Sam Fernandes and Indrani Mukherjee, Lost is centred around the theme of media integrity, according to Zee Studios.
Gautam will be playing the role of a crime reporter in the film, which is set in Kolkata. Alongside Pankaj Kapur and Rahul Khanna in prominent roles, the ensemble cast of the film comprises several actors, including Neil Bhoopalam, Pia Bajpiee, and Tushar Pandey.
Shantanu Moitro will compose the music to Swanand Kirkire’s lyrics.
“Designed as an investigative drama, at its core, the film explores themes like commitment, responsibility, holding hands and making our world beautiful and compassionate,” Chowdhury said in a statement.
Chowdhury, whose Bengali film Antaheen (2009) won four National awards, made his debut in the Hindi film industry with the 2016 legal thriller film Pink, which also won a National award for Best Film On Other Social Issues. The courtroom drama triggered conversations about several women’s issues, such as the importance of consent, stereotypes against women and society’s views on their lifestyle choices.
“For me, it’s important that any film I make should have a social context and that the stories are taken from the world around us. Lost is an emotional thriller that represents a higher quest, a search for lost values of empathy and integrity,” Chowdhury added.
Sharique Patil of Zee Studios believes that the ‘tightly-knit’ script of the film will keep the audience hooked till the end and that Lost will resonate with everyone and highlight important social issues of current times.
Shareen Mantri Kedia of Namah Pictures describes the film, which will be shot by cinematographer Abhik Mukhopadhyay, as ‘engaging and relatable’.