Agatha Christie, known for her thriller plays, novels and short stories, still continues inspire the new generation of directors even after so many years.
Filmmaker Mukesh Jadhav's upcoming venture 'Pratichhaya' is influenced by Christie's one act play, 'The Rats.'
The director had earlier worked on the same play during his college days, and he refreshed old memories as he planned a movie from its inspiration, but with a new twist.
The movie 'Pratichhaya' offers an intriguing premise and a shocking conclusion that was left unanswered in the short play.
Talking about the upcoming movie Jadhav said, "It was like walking down the memory lane and creating something of novelty through a legendary play. The film is a sensitive exploration of the darker side of female desire - a woman's passion warped by her jealousy and sense of deprivation. The film circles around the fact that the human mind is capable of great evil. While most of us would be shocked to see a dead body, there are some people who can hide one for 48 hours in their own house and go about their daily routine like nothing ever happened. We're touching upon that gap between our true face and the one we save for the world."
The movie will star actor Shreyas Talpade, Makarand Deshpande, Rahul Dev, Malkhan and Australian stars Zenia Starr, Nicholas Brown and Charles Thomson.