What does one find in a wallet? Some find currency and some find memories. Producer Ram Kamal Mukherjee presents his next Hindi film The Wallet, which revolves around a similar premise. Directed by young and talented Saumitra Singh, the film was making its international rounds at the festivals and bagged almost 77 national and international accolades across film Festivals. The film stars legendary actors Naseeruddin Shah and Navni Parihar in the lead.
Speaking of the film Naseeruddin Shah says, “It’s not easy to tell a story in a short time. I am impressed by the way Saumitra treated the narrative. He is a young boy, trying to tell new stories through a newer medium. As an actor, we all evolve and this is a part of my journey too. The film surpasses my expectations.”
Overwhelmed working with Naseeruddin Shah, director Saumitra Singh expressed, “Working with Naseer saab was a dream come true for me as I have never thought that he will be acted in my first short film. I do believe that every story decides their actors and The Wallet is something which needs an actor like Naseeruddin who has not acted but put his soul into the character.”
He further added, “The challenge which any maker faces during the making of a film is finance. It is true that without finance you can not make a movie but then the other crew members who are a part of any project are equally important and their effort and hard work pay off in the end. I am really thankful to my mom Shipra Singh, my friend Garima Shukla and Ram Kamal sir from Assorted Motion Pictures that we have not faced any major challenges during the making of The Wallet.”
“They do a lot of homework before coming on the set. So 60% of your job is already done. Like Naseer saab and Navni ji were equally professional and she was perfect for the role of Asma. I never knew that she also had a dream to work with Naseer saab. The Wallet fulfilled her dream. I heard she has been waiting almost 25 years to act with him and with this project one of her bucket list wishes became fulfilled,” says Singh.
The film Shot in Mumbai, this Hindi short fiction talks about love and longing in a poetic form. The film will be premiered on the newly launched BiiggBang Amusement this monsoon.