|Pankh is a story of life imitating art in a grotesque and bizarre way. The film seeks to probe into the mechanism that operates behind the creation of dreams.
Introducing newcomer Maradona Rebello in a complex role opposite Bipasha Basu, the movie also stars Mahesh Manjrekar, Lillette Dubey, Ronit Roy, Sanjeeda Sheikh and newcomer Amit Purohit.
The movie purports to delve into the psyche of a person who was forced to assume a gender role other than his natural gender and analyses the disastrous consequences that follow and destroy him in his adulthood.
It’s the story of a boy (Maradona Rebello) burdened with a sexual identity crisis. Born a boy named Jerry, he was made to play a girl in films and by the time he crosses his teens, he is confused about his sexual identity.
As a youth, Jerry meets his dream woman, Nandini (Bipasha), causing another inner turmoil. Nandini is the fantasy woman who Jerry conjures up in his head - he sees her as a phantom who taunts him and fights with him and as an alter ego who questions his every move.
The final blow, however, comes when Jerry is made to face the camera again as a young man, which leads to the catastrophe.
‘Pankh’ tries to explore a complex maze of relationships - the Oedipal, the homosexual, the exploitative. It explores various spaces - the real space, the mind space, the sexual space and the spiritual space.
Directed by Sudipto Chattopadhyay, the film is set to release on April 2.