Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has hailed the film - “Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans” - which was shot in the wetlands of Sundarbans. The film tells the story of a motley crew of mercenaries who embark on a terrifying chase through the Sundarbans in search of a Royal Bengal Tigress responsible for the disappearance of a young journalist.
Writer, producer and director duo Kamal Sadanah and Abis Rizvi used cutting edge filming techniques for the shoot and also enlisted the help of Pune-based VFX company Anibrain, which was associated with a number of Hollywood blockbusters.
Speaking at the launch of the film's trailer, Salman was effusive in his praise, saying he was "blown away" by the "amazing" look of the film. "I've known these guys for a long time. When they first came to me and told me that they were making a film based inside the Sundarbans and about a White Tiger, I immediately thought, 'Oh they are making Shere Khan!'" "But I'm really blown away by this film. It's amazing. I'm so impressed. The look of the film is on par with any Hollywood film," Salman said.
The film features an ensemble cast including Abhinav Shukla, Himarsha V, Achint Kaur, Subrat Dutta, Varindher Singh Ghuman, Nora Fatehi, Ali Quli, Aaran Chaudhary, Aadil Chahal, Pranay Dixit and Pulkit. The thrilling journey begins following the disappearance and death of a young journalist whilst on assignment in the Sundarbans.
When the journalist's brother arrives in the area to reclaim his body, he is stonewalled and forced out by locals who live in terror of an unseen beast who's roaming the mangrove forests and wreaking havoc. Determined to find his brother's remains, Pundit assembles a motley crew of mercenaries and adventurers to mount the search with the help of a local guide. The ensuing journey takes the team on a terrifying and high-speech chase through marshy heartland of the Sundarbans. Along the way the team have to battle not only the formidable and frightening beast who rules the Sundarbands but a host of other adversaries including a villainous Tiger poacher. The film was released in UK cinemas on 31 October.