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Vikram Chatterjee, Vinay Pathak to star in Memory X

The film, which features Smriti Kalra, will mark the Hindi debut of the Bengali actor. 

Shriram Iyengar

Bengali actor Vikram Chatterjee is set to make his debut in Hindi cinema with the psychological drama Memory X. Directed by Tathagata Mukherjee, the film will also star Vinay Pathak and Smriti Kalra.

Produced by Avinaba Ghosh, co-produced by Tania Mukherjee, Tathagata Mukherjee and Debleena Production Creations, the film is an exploration of the theory of time and mind space, with a story set in different timelines.

Shot mainly in Sikkim, the film will feature Vikram as Avinash and Kalra as Shruti, whose story will be told over three different timelines.

Thrilled about his first Hindi stint, the actor said, "Memory X is special for me because it affords me the chance to widen my range as an actor. I'm excited about collaborating with Tathagata Mukherjee for a film that is premised on such a unique concept. Memory X is a dream script for any actor and I'm fortunate that it came to me. It is an enchanting world of parallel timelines. I'm super kicked and looking forward to the shoot now.”

Pathak agrees that this exciting project is a head-turner. He said, "I'm really excited to be part of Tathagata’s Hindi directorial debut, Memory X. It’s a wonderfully woven psychological romance. It is different from the films that I've been aboard in the past. It is a film that is based on a unique genre and the subject matter has not been explored much in cinema before. I wish the whole team, the producers and the director, and their entire crew the very best. The filming is supposed to happen in the valleys of Sikkim, which in itself is unique and promising."

The project will also mark the feature-film debut of writer-director Tathagata Chatterjee, who is known for his last two shorts, Machine (2017) and Sinners (2018). Speaking about the project, he said, "Memory X is a story that charts across time and mind. It is a psychological romance that will compel viewers to think about what they know about their own headspace and the nature of time. I'm delighted to be working with talented actors such as Vikram Chatterjee, Smriti Kalra, and Vinay Pathak. We hope to engage viewers with this film and keep them on the edge of their seats."

Kalra added, "Memory X is a perplexing tale that explores parallel tracks of time. I'm excited to be a part of something so unique and unheard of. I am sure our audiences will appreciate the effort that our talented crew is putting into the production."

The film has gone on the floors, but it has not yet been revealed whether it will be released in theatres or on an OTT platform.