Today, Netflix dropped the trailer for its upcoming film Bulbbul. The fable-isque world of Bulbbul has been woven together by writer and director Anvita Dutt. Produced by Clean Slate Filmz (Anushka Sharma and Karnesh Sharma), this supernatural thriller features Tripti Dimri, Avinash Tiwary, Rahul Bose, Paoli Dam and Parambrata Chatterjee. Bulbbul will release on Netflix on June 24, 2020.
This story is set in the late 19th Century, early 20th century Bengal. The film traverses the journey of a young girl, Bulbbul from innocence to strength, as the legend of a chudail casts a looming shadow over her [Bulbbul’s] world.
Talking about the film, Anvita Dutt, writer and director of the film said, “For me, the story of Bulbbul is lore. A fable. Much like the fairy tales of old that were cautionary tales for young girls. Stories that, wrapped in magic and myth, asked us to look beyond the obvious and warned us not to be a version of what others want to see in us. We sometimes forget that it is important for us to accept ourselves the way we are and I hope this film will act as a reminder of that.”
Karnesh Sharma (Producer), said, “At Clean Slate Filmz, we want to tell unique stories, regardless of the genre. With Bulbbul that is exactly what we have endeavoured. I am glad that together with Netflix, we have been able to tell this story of empowerment and will be able to reach out to audiences around the world.”
Talking about this project Anushka shares, “From the moment I heard Bulbbul, we immediately wanted to produce it. It is a fascinating, captivating, cinematic story dipped in folklore which we instantly fell in love with. Anvita’s storytelling is extremely unique and with Bulbbul she is giving audiences something really clutter-breaking. Creative disruption has always been at the fore for Clean Slate Filmz right from NH10 to now Bulbbul and this film has our banner’s unique signature. We aim to produce content that stands out at all times and we are glad that we shared our vision with Netflix, with whom we have forged a strategic creative partnership. We hope audiences will enjoy watching Bulbbul just as much as we enjoyed making it.”