Back in 2006, Rituparno Ghosh had put together a bilingual movie, Sunglass – made in Hindi and Bengali. The film never actually saw light of day. In fact, after Rituparno’s sudden demise last year, it seemed that curtains were finally down on the flick. However, yesteryear actress Deepti Bhatnagar has revived the project. Though Sunglass would now be called Taak Jhaank (Andar Ki Baat), it is being readied for release next year.
Ironically, it seems Rituparno Ghosh had given up on the film a long time ago and had instead been concentrating on his more recent stories. Moreover, with stories floating around about troubles surrounding the project as a result of non-payment of dues to some crew members, the fate of the film was further jeopardized.
“All of that is being taken care of now,” says a source close to the film. “For us, what matters is to have the film reach out to the audience. It was pretty close to Rituparno’s heart and what better way to pay him homage than to give his film a good release.”
The movie is about a pair of magical, antique glasses that allow a person to read the thoughts of others. With Konkona Sen Sharma getting hold of these glasses, quite a few interesting things happen in her personal life, even as she battles the seven-year itch with her husband (R Madhavan). It also features Raima Sen in a special appearance.
Interestingly, the film’s dialogues are written by Sharat Katariya, whose directorial venture, Dum Laga Ke Haisha with Ayushmann Khurranna is also set for an April release in 2015.