As per the press release from SVF, the production house’s line-up for 2022 begins with The Eken, a mystery thriller revolving around the fictional character Ekenbabu created by Sujan Dasgupta. Anirban Chakrabarti reprises the role of Ekenbabu, while Debasish Mondal, Suhotra Mukhopadhyay and Paayel Sarkar will also be seen in pivotal roles in the film, which is set to release on April 14.
Mukherjee’s “new age romantic film” X=Prem, led by Anindya Sengupta, Shruti Das, Arjun Chakrabarty and Madhurima Basak, will be SVF’s second film to hit theatres this year. It is slated to release on May 13.
This will be followed by the family drama Kuler Achar, starring Madhumita Sarcar, Vikram Chatterjee, Indrani Haldar and Neel Mukherjee, which is scheduled to hit the screens on June 3. The film will narrate the story of a middle-class family whose daughter-in-law is determined to not change her surname after marriage.
On July 1, an “electrifying psychological thriller” titled Khela Jawkhon will have its theatrical release. Directed by Sil, the film stars Mimi Chakraborty, Arjun Chakrabarty, and Susmita Chatterjee.
September 30 will mark the release of the Dhrubo Banerjee directorial Karna Subarna’er Guptodhon. The third film of the Guptodhon franchise, after Guptodhoner Sondhane and Durgeshgorer Guptodhon, it is touted as a thrilling adventure in which Sona da, Jhinuk and Abir embark on a “dangerous quest to unearth one of the greatest treasures Bengal has ever known.”
After his directorial debut with the Hoichoi web series Mandaar, Anirban Bhattacharya is set to make his feature debut with Ballabhpurer Roopkatha on October 21. SVF calls the film a “quirky horror-comedy” that revolves around the story of a series of actions that turn Ballavpur Rajbari into “a temple of chaos, with a few living beings and a 400-year-old ghost.”
The year ends for SVF with Satyajit Ray’s Hatyapuri, directed by his son Sandip Ray. Releasing on December 23, the film is a murder thriller in which a vacation of Feluda, Topshe and Lalmohan Ganguly aka Jatayu is upturned when they discover an unidentified dead body on the beach.