Twelve years later, National award winning Bengali filmmaker Goutam Ghose is back to directing a Hindi film. The film has been tentatively titled One Day In The Rain. Based on a short story by Bengali fiction writer Prafulla Roy, the film will revolve around the themes of human kindness and compassion. It will talk about how an elderly couple, who is considered a burden by their children, is saved by common people by sacrificing their own material pursuits.
The film will be set against the backdrop of monsoons in the Chota Nagpur area of eastern India. It features critically acclaimed actors like Adil Hussain, Neeraj Kabi and Tillotama Shome in lead roles. With films like Ahare Mon and Maati, Hussain has become a known face in Bengali cinema. Ahare Mon was officially selected in the Beyond Bollywood section of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
Ghose’s last Hindi film was Yatra, starring Rekha and Nana Patekar. He has won 16 National Awards for his films. His Hindi films like Paar, Patang and Guddi have been recipients of the same. His last Bengali film Shakhachil starring Prosenjit Chattrejee also won the National Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali in 2015.
The shoot for One Day In The Rain is currently underway in remote parts of Jharkhand in Ranchi and Netarhat. Amit Agarwal is producing the film under the banner of Adarsh Telemedia.