The film is about a hunter from a royal descendant who desperately attempts to kill a tiger but fails miserably each time. Finally, he plots a spine chilling game plan to kill his prey and win over.
“The Bait is a fitting new entry to this [Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s films]oeuvre; its lush cinematography may revel in the scenic splendours of India's countryside, but the film takes an unflinching look at how the country's weakest and most vulnerable are used by the rich………..Impeccably crafted and allegorically rich, The Bait is a film that deals playfully with serious ideas — but this newest addition to the oeuvre of a contemporary master is uniquely his own, and one of his best to date.” – Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International film festival, 2016
“…Dasgupta is clearly a maestro …An acquired taste, sure, but a taste worth acquiring” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Impeccably crafted and allegorically rich” – Toronto Intl. Film Festival
“Deeply poetic and surreal” – BFI London Intl. Film Festival
“Let your soul engage with the artistry” – The Asian Vulture
“Rewarding experience” – People Magazines, Toronto
“Most excellent” – Associated Reporters, Toronto
Directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta and produced by Pawan Kanodia, the film released in September 2016.
SWAPAN KUMAR GHOSH
AVA FILM PRODUCTIONS & PAWAN KANODIA
SUDIPTO CHATTERJEE, PAOLI DAM, ANANYA CHATTERJEE, CHANDAN ROY SANYAL, KAJAL KUMARI, MALOBIKA BANERJEE & OTHERS