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Mosharraf Karim, Paran Bandopadhyay, Ritwick Chakraborty to star in Manish Basu's Gu Kaku: The Potty Uncle

The social satire, which is set in the 1990s, will tell the story of manual scavengers.

Roushni Sarkar

Director Manish Basu has announced the upcoming film Gu Kaku: The Potty Uncle, starring Bangladeshi actor Mosharraf Karim, Paran Bandopadhyay and Ritwick Chakraborty. The social satire will feature Tanushree Chakraborty, Susmita Chatterjee, Santial Mukherjee and Mishka Halim.

According to a report in Anya Samay, the entertainment supplement of Ei Samay, a Bengali daily, the film will tell the story of manual scavengers, who perform the vital task yet receive no respect. Set in the 1990s, the narrative revolves around a character from a marginalized social background, who becomes an influential figure in the manual scavenger community and also gains the status akin to the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

The film is reportedly a social commentary in the garb of satire. The poster of the film features a tin container, a piece of cloth and a broom.

Raja Narayan Deb will score the film while Tanmoy Chakraborty is in charge of the art direction.

The film will go on the floors in February.