The trailer of Kadak Singh, starring Pankaj Tripathi in the titular role, was unveiled on the opening day of the 54th International Film Festival of India. Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and also featuring Parvathy Thiruvothu, Jaya Ahsan, Sanjana Sanghi, Dilip Shankar, Paresh Pahuja, and Varun Buddhadev, the film promises a captivating narrative that explores the complexities of identity.
The trailer suggests the film revolves around Kadak Singh/AK Shrivastav, portrayed by Tripathi, a Joint Director at the Department of Financial Crimes grappling with retrograde amnesia. The narrative unfolds as Kadak Singh is admitted to the hospital, encountering four conflicting narratives about his past that force him to question reality. The trailer also hints that Kadak Singh might not be the victim in the story.
Sanjana Sanghi plays the role of Kadak Singh’s daughter who helps him at the hospital, but things might not be what it seems. On the other hand, Parvathy Thiruvothu plays the know-it-all nurse, who seems to be more informed about what’s going on.
Talking about the film, Pankaj Tripathi said, “Kadak Singh is unlike anything I have played before. He is an unusual character, and it was such a joy to portray such a layered personality. Additionally, I got to work with some incredible talent, including Tony Da, Parvathy, Jaya, and the young and enthusiastic ones like Sanjana. Everyone’s combined energy and passion transformed the film from the pages to the screen. Also, it was exciting to launch the trailer at IFFI last night and see the audience’s reaction to the trailer for the first time. We are also screening the film here at IFFI so we are excited for that too.”
Parvathy Thiruvothu added, “It’s not often that every aspect of a movie making experience hits a 10/10 mark. Kadak Singh has been that rare phenomenon for me. From getting to create a character guided by Tony da and sharing screen space with none other than Pankaj ji, to witnessing brilliance in Sanjana Sanghi, Paresh Pahuja and Jaya Ahsan and being so perfectly supported by each departmental crew on set and a nurturing production team led by Viraf Sarkari that cheered us on non-stop, it was magical to say the least. I feel in the times we are living in, we are in dire need of master storytellers guiding us to stay in touch with our humanity. Tony da and team created that experience for us in Kadak Singh.”
Kadak Singh is scheduled to premiere on ZEE5 on December 8, 2023.