Pankaj Tripathi will play a character inspired by Lal Bihari Mritak, a man who struggled to prove that he is alive after being pronounced dead in the land registry of Uttar Pradesh, in a new film called Kaagaz. Directed by Satish Kaushik, it will be released on Zee5 on January 7.
The satirical comedy, which will be a commentary on the faulty system of land resources, will also star in the key roles of Monal Gajjar, Mita Vashisht, Amar Upadhyay and Satish Kaushik.
In a statement, Pankaj called Kaagaz a “brilliantly written” film. “It’s a strange, black comedy and describes the humorous journey of an ordinary man in an identity crisis. My character will be quite different from some of my recent projects and I am delighted to be part of such an inspired story. This story needs to be heard and I am sure that Zee5 will give it the coverage it deserves, ”he said.
Director Satish Kaushik, who also plays a key role in the Kaagaz, said: “I remember reading Lal Bihari Mritak’s story for the first time in the news, I was intrigued and inspired by his journey, so I did a lot of research on events that took place in his life. In the end, it seemed to me that this story was worth telling the world. “
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Lal Bihari Mritak fought a long and hard struggle for almost two decades to prove himself alive, after being declared dead in the records of the Uttar Pradesh government’s revenue department in 1976. He founded Mritak Sangh, realizing that there were many others in the state who suffer a similar fate.
Kaagaz is presented by Salman Khan Films with Satish Kaushik Entertainment Production and produced by Salma Khan, Nishant Kaushik and Vikas Malu. In addition to an online release, the film will also be released in certain theaters in Uttar Pradesh.
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