Pankaj Tripathi in and as ‘Kadak Singh’ in new ZEE5 mystery thriller

Pankaj Tripathi in and as ‘Kadak Singh’ in new ZEE5 mystery thriller

Directed by Indian national award-winning director, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary, ‘Kadak Singh’ stars a host of national award-winning actors including Pankaj Tripathi, Parvathy Thiruvothu and Bangladeshi actor Jaya Ahsan, along with Sanjana Sanghi in the lead role and Dilip Shankar, Paresh Pahuja and Varun Buddhadev in prominent supporting roles.

A Wiz Films and KVN Production in association with Opus Communications, the film hit streaming platform ZEE5 Global last week.

Tripathi shared: “Kadak Singh is unlike anything I have played before. He is an unusual character, and it was such joy portraying 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 really transformed the film from the pages to the screen.”

The ZEE5 Original film follows the life of A.K. Shrivastav a.k.a. Kadak Singh, a Joint Director at the Department of Financial Crimes who is currently battling retrograde amnesia. The film unfolds as AK is admitted in the hospital and is presented with conflicting narratives about his past, compelling him to discern fact from fiction.

Amidst the maze of half-baked memories, he is determined to uncover the truth behind him mysteriously landing up in a hospital and behind a significant financial crime, all of this while saving his family from falling apart. It is also the story of a dysfunctional family and how they come closer due to a series of unforeseen events leading to a rollercoaster of emotions. The film highlights relationships in different forms and how these relationships provide different perspectives, helping the story move forward.

Parvathy said: “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.


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“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.”

The film is produced by Wiz Films (Andre Timmins, Viraf Sarkari & Sabbas Joseph), HT Content Studio (Mahesh Ramanathan) and KVN and co-produced by Shyam Sunder and Indrani Mukherjee.

Actor Sanjana Sanghi noted: “From the very first narration by Ritesh Shah of Kadak Singh, I had the most sure feeling in my stomach that we are onto something special. It’s brilliant writing has been brought to life beautifully by Tony Da (Anirudh Roy Chowdhary) and the team at Wiz Films. To be entrusted with bringing the layered and complex character of Sakshi to life opposite my inspiration Pankaj Tripathi, playing my father, has been a masters and PHD in acting.

“I could imagine no better way of bringing our film to the audiences than launching our trailer at IFFI Goa and follow that up with a world premiere.”

Co-actor Jaya added: “This film and the character I played as an actress was very new, fresh and indeed an enriching experience for me. The whole team and the ensemble I got to work with specially Pankaj ji was incredible.


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“As a director, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury was always one on my bucket list, to get to collaborate with him and attempt to make a step in a new industry, a different language was very exciting and also very challenging for me. The script was very engaging, engrossing, and something I haven't come across before, out of all my work this one will always hold a special place I believe. The music by Shantanu Moitra is very soulful, how he always composes and scores the films! it elevates the moments as well as performances and Avik Mukhopadhyay’s lighting on set can make things look incredibly beautiful as well as real. I loved working with this team of people and I can't wait for the film to come out.”

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