The Storyteller directed by Anant Mahadevan is all set to have its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival, which will be held from October 5-14 in South Korea. That’s not all. The film, also starring Paresh Rawal, Adil Hussain, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Revathi, will also be contending for the revered ‘Kim Jiseok’ award.
“Absolutely Thrilled about our film @jiostudios’s #TheStoryTeller being Selected for #BusanInternationalFilmFest22 @busanfilmfest in the Competition Section. Cast led by @SirPareshRawal and me. Along with the Brilliant #Revathy and @TannishthaC Directed by dear @ananthmahadevan,” Adil Hussain tweeted.
In a statement, the director had said that his film is a tribute to Satyajit Ray. “I am looking forward to presenting The Storyteller at the Busan International Film Festival. The film is my tribute to the legend Satyajit Ray and what better occasion than to showcase it at a platform like Busan,” Mahadevan said.
In fact, The Storyteller is based on a story by Ray. The original Bengali short story — Golpo Boliye Tarini Khuro — is one among the series of stories written by Ray, based on the enigmatic character Tarini Khuro, that he created.