Following the success of recent originals like Sharate Aaj, Kaali and The Lovely Mrs Mookherjee, ZEE5, a popular streaming service, is scheduled to premiere Shaat Number Shanatan Sanyal this month. Written and directed by Annapurna Basu, the film boasts a star cast which includes Kaushik Ganguly in his digital debut, Saoli Chatterjee, Shilajit Majumdar, Saheb Bhattachayra, Debdut Ghosh, Bibhash Chakraborty, Adhikari Kaushik and Soham Mitra.
“It is the power of silence that brings out the simplicities of self-negotiations inside Shanatan. Annapurna wanted his silence to speak for him, and that became the essence of the character, while I was playing it,” mentions Kaushik Ganguly.
The plot of Shaat Number Shanatan Sanyal revolves around a murder mystery about a 45 year-old salesman, Shanatan Sanyal, whose lack of confidence leaves him underwhelmed and disappointed in both his personal and professional life. However, things take a bittersweet turn when Shanatan’s sales job requires him to meet his namesakes, where each meeting with another Shanatan Sanyal, brings him something special to keep or worthy of throwing away. However, things go south when, one-by-one, all his clients start disappearing. The events lead him into a twisted journey of trust, loss and revenge.
“The film is sure to keep audiences engrossed scene by scene. It is crisp and fast paced,” informs director Annapurna. “We are sure with the widespread reach of the ZEE5 platform, our film will reach out to a massive audience.”