Investigative drama thriller ‘Lost’ directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury has been officially selected as the opening night premiere film at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival and it is a big moment for the director. The Chicago South Asian Film Festival is the largest annual South Asian event that celebrates fine storytelling.
Lost is an emotional social thriller that represents a higher pursuit, an exploration of the lost values of empathy and integrity. Inspired by true events, Lost is the story of a bright young female crime reporter who is in a relentless search for the truth behind the sudden disappearance of a young theater worker.
When asked about the film’s selection as the opening night premiere film, the cast expressed their feelings and eagerness for its release. Expressing his excitement about the film’s inclusion in the festival and its subsequent release, Anirudh said, “I am really proud to have the film’s world premiere at such a renowned film festival. Shooting for Lost has been an incredible journey.
Anirudh said, I am looking forward to the release of my hard-working project. The film is a realistic highlight of the media in a social context and I am sure it will give a fascinating moment to the audience. I’m curious about its release and want to see the responses it gets. I hope they will welcome it with an open heart.
Sharing the pivotal role in the making of the film, Sharik, CBO, Zee Studios said that it is a proud moment for all of us as Lost is selected as the opening film at the festival. Tony and the writers have crafted a unique story, the story of humanity under the guise of a thriller, and we are excited to bring it to the audience.
Shareen Mantri Kedia, Producer – Namah Pictures shared his views on the same and said, CSAFF is an amazing platform to showcase ‘Lost’ and we are excited to have the film’s world premiere in front of an international audience. We have always believed in bringing out compelling narratives and are eagerly looking forward to the release of the film in India after its first premiere in front of an audience in Chicago.
The film’s cast includes Yami Gautam Dhar as a crime reporter. When asked about the film’s premiere at the fest and its awaited release, Yami said – I am more than happy and proud to be selected for the opening night at CSAFF. I feel like people will connect to it and it will be something you cannot miss, especially in the present age and time.
Yami said, I love playing this role because it was such a special experience, it allowed me to explore many layers of emotions as an actress and the entire team has worked really hard on it. I really can’t wait for the release of the film, especially to see the reaction of the audience.
With Yami in the intriguing drama, the film will feature Pankaj Kapur, Rahul Khanna and a slew of young talents including Neil Bhoopalam, Piya Bajpayee and Tushar Pandey in lead roles. The story is written by Shyamal Sengupta and Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, the screenplay is penned by Shyamal Sengupta, and the dialogues are penned by Ritesh Shah respectively.