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Tried to depict dark world of women trafficking through Kidnap: Dialogue writer NK Salil


Elaborating on the genesis of the story of Kidnap, Salil said director Raja Chanda called him up at midnight once, expressing his wish to make a film on women trafficking.

NK Salil (second from left)

Roushni Sarkar

The teaser and poster of Raja Chanda’s upcoming film Kidnap were launched at the AltAir Boutique Hotel on 12 April, in the presence of its star cast Dev Adhikari, Rukmini Maitra, Chandan Sen, dialogue writer NK Salil and Savvy Gupta, who has done the background score of the film.

Elaborating on the genesis of the story of Kidnap, Salil said Chanda called him up at midnight once, expressing his wish to make a film on women trafficking. Incidentally, Salil was writing a story during that time that had a similar outline.

The writer said, “Since I am free for the most of the time of the day, I get the ample leisure time to read the entire newspaper. While reading the entire newspaper, I came across the news of a missing girl, the daughter of Abdul Selim from Bolpur’s Rasulpur Village. The girl was reportedly missing for 23 days and Selim had sought the assistance of administration and police in this regard.”

The news created the ground for the story. “When we started exploring the story, we realised that it was just the tip of the iceberg, there was a long racket behind it,” said Salil, who found out that the dark world of human trafficking was actually one of the most promising businesses around the world.

“We have attempted to depict that dark world through Kidnap,” added the writer. He said that the film has a lot of relevance in the present time and each and every character in the film and the events are inspired from real incidents.

The entire team reportedly went to the places that are the hubs of trafficking and Salil said that it was important for them to mix with the people who have lost their close relatives and explore the geographical locations as well to build up the story.

In the film, Sen plays the role of the unfortunate father who loses his daughter and Maitra will be seen essaying the character of a photojournalist, who in her attempt to get to the bottom of the racket, gets kidnapped. Adhikari essays the protagonist, who gets acquainted with Sen and with him, sets out on a mission to unravel the racket to rescue his photojournalist girlfriend and Sen’s daughter.

Kidnap is slated for release on Eid this year, 5 June.