For the first time in his career, the versatile and highly acclaimed actor, Irrfan Khan, will be seen in the lead role of a Punjabi movie titled, ‘Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost‘. The film was directed by Anup Singh. When asked about his role in Qissa, Irrfan said that the film is really close to his heart as the role is quite different.
The film deals closely with the human psychology of wanting a male heir and how he finds truth in his own lies. These roles have always brought the best out of him and the prolific actor enjoys it immensely. Irrfan is known for his impeccable acting skills and also for taking up challenging roles. Not only that, he already has an enviable list of films both international and national. With all of this recognition and fame, he has always remained humble and true to his passion. His performances in films like Paan Singh Tomar, Life of Pi, Lunchbox and more are still talked about.
Qissa is the story of Umber Singh played by Irrfan, who is forced to forge a new life for his family post-independence in 1947. The film stars Irrfan Khan, Tisca Chopra, Tillotama Shome, Rasika Duggal, Faezeh Jalali and Sonia Bindra. The Punjabi-language film has been co-produced by the National Film Development Corporation (India), Heimat film, France’s Cine-Sud and the Dutch production house, Augustus Film.
After Qissa’s successful global release across Germany, France and Netherlands, the film garnered international acclaim in various film festivals across the world. Qissa will now be released by NFDC in select theaters across key cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Chennai and Kolkata on February 20, 2015. It will also be available for purchase on DVD on the same day on NFDC’s newly launched ‘video-on-demand’ site, Cinemas Of India.