Highlighting the various layers of society – from minority issues to religious agendas – Saibal Mitra’s A Holy Conspiracy delves into various vital topics. The film, produced by Walzen Media Works Pvt Ltd, AMC Media and Indo Americana Productions, releases nationally today. “The narrative of our film is set against the background of contemporary India. It is based on the current socio-cultural and political events and movements,” said the director. CT spoke to the cast and crew to know more about the film and their experiences.
Amrita Chattopadhyay, actress: I play Reshmi, a teacher by profession. She is in a confused state of mind because of some incidents in her life, which I can’t disclose. The film gave me an opportunity to share the screen with two stalwarts – Soumitra Chatterjee and Naseeruddin Shah. So, working in this film was no less than going to an acting school.
Kaushik Sen, actor: The film delves into the socio-economic-political conditions of contemporary India in a story format. Nowadays, we hardly see any movies dealing with such crucial issues. Also, never again will the audience get to see Soumitra Chatterjee and Naseeruddin Shah in one frame – so that makes this film a must-watch.
Sraman Chatterjee, actor: I essay the character of Kunal Joseph Baske, who is a science teacher in a school. He goes through a journey that helps him claim his identity as a tribal and somebody who considers science an essential part of life. It was a rewarding experience working with two brilliant actors – Soumitra Chatterjee and Naseeruddin Shah. Both are extremely cooperative, which helped us perform better on the sets.
Joydeep Roy Chowdhury, managing director, Walzen Media Works: Once in a while, you come across a film you can relate to. Whether it’s the incredibly well-thought-out storyline with brilliant plot twists or the amazing characters you can deeply relate to, there’s something about these movies that makes us want to watch them over and over again.
Sandeep Sarkar from Indo Americana Production: A Holy Conspiracy is a must-watch film because of powerful acting from legends Soumitra Chatterjee and Naseeruddin Shah. Other reasons to watch the film include its strong content and a positive social message scripted through brilliant storytelling.
Suvra Chakraborty from AMC Media: It’s an honour to be associated with a film where two legends of our time have come together. I respect the film’s final message about tolerance and mutual respect.