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Sherdil- The Pilibhit Saga (movie) release date, cast, story and more



Sherdil- The Pilibhit Saga is a recently announced Indian Hindi language film. This movie is also written and directed by Srijit Mukherjee. The movie announcement created excitement among the audience as it includes the strong content as well as characters. Sherdil also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Sayani Gupta, and Neeraj Kabi in the lead. The movie Sherdil is also under the banner of Reliance Entertainment Studio in association of T-series films.

TitleSherdil- The Pilibhit Saga
GenreDrama, crime, thriller
CastPankaj Tripathi
Sayani Gupta
Neeraj Kabi
DirectorSrijit Mukherjee
ProducerBhushan Kumar
Krishan Kumar
Vivek B Agarwal
Reliance Entertainment
Co- producer Shiv Chanana
Story and screenplaySrijit Mukherjee
DialoguesSrijit Mukherjee
Sudeep Nigam
Atul Kumar Rai
EditorPranoy Dasgupta
DoPTiyash Sen
MusicShantanu Moitra
Background music Shantanu Moitra
Action directorKrishnendu Ghosh
Line producerMatchout Productiona
DI ColoristDebojyoti Gosh
Production houseReliance Entertainment Studio
T-series films

Storyline of Sherdil- The Pilibhit Saga

The movie Sherdil is also said to be inspired by true events. It is also praised to be a ‘dark humour laced satire’. Also, The whole story of the film is surrounded by ‘Gangaram,’ a Panchayat Head. The poverty-striken family of Gangaram falls in major trouble and this also leads him to rush to the jungle to save his family. The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve incident of 2017 is also the inspiration for ‘Sherdil’ movie where the authorities suspected that local families were sending older members into the forest as tiger prey.

The film is also an insightful story about the adverse effects of urbanisation and man-animal conflict. Also, poverty leading to a bizarre practice in a village that lives on the edge of a forest. Here’s the trailer of the movie:

Release date and availability

Release dateJune 24, 2022
Trailer launched3rd June 2022
Release platformTheatres
OTT releaseTBA
OTT platformTBA

Casts of Sherdil- The Pilibit Saga

The complete cast of Sherdil- The Pilibhit Saga

CastCharacter name
Pankaj TripathiGangaram
Sayani GuptaGangaram’s wife
Neeraj KabiJim
Rashika Dugal

Pankaj Tripathi

  • He is also a famous Indian actor who appears predominantly in Hindi films and web series.
  • Pankaj also first debuted in 2004 with a minor role in Run and Omkar.
  • Afterward, Tripathi has worked in more than 60 films and 60 television shows.
  • Also, his first breakthrough came in 2012 with his antagonistic role in the Gangs of Wasseypur film series.
  • Moreover, Tripathi has established himself as one of the finest Indian actors.
  • Tripathi also appeared in the 2018 web series Mirzapur and Mirzapur season 2. This show was also aired on Amazon Prime.
  • Afterward, Pankaj appeared in the 2019 web series Sacred Games. This was also aired on Netflix.
  • Now he is also all set to come with Sherdil (2022).

Sayani Gupta

  • In 2014, Sayani also got recognition through her film, ‘Margarita with a Straw.’
  • In addition, Sayani is trained in different dance forms, like Bharatanatyam, modern dance, ballet, and Kallaripayatu.
  • She is also trained in Indian martial arts.
  • Moreover, She has acted in various films, like ‘Fan’ (2016), ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ (2016), ‘Jolly LLB 2’ (2017), and ‘Article 15’ (2019).
  • Sayani has also appeared in Hindi short films, including ‘Leeches’ (2015), ‘Call Waiting’ (2016), ‘The Proposal’ (2017), and ‘Shameless’ (2019).
  • Moreover, Sayani has lent her voice for the songs ‘Kahab To’ from “Article 15” (2019). Also, she gave background vocals for various soundtracks of “Four More Shots Please” (2019).
  • She is also going to appear in the Sherdil movie along with Pankaj Tripathi.

Neeraj Kabi

  • He is not only an Indian film and theatre actor but also a theatre director and an acting coach.
  • In 1996, Neeraj also founded the Indian theatre group.
  • He is also very talented and has a reputed place in the film industry.
  • Moreover, he appeared in SheshaDrushti (The Latest Vision) in 1997, Talvar in 2015, Hichki in 2018, and Line of Descent in 2019.
  • Some of Neeraj’s English films also are- Gandhi of the Month in 2014, Viceroy’s House in 2016, The Hungry in 2017, The Field in 2018.
  • Some of his TV series appearance also includes- Samvidhaan: The Making of the Constitution of India in 2014, Sacred Games in 2018, The Final Call in 2019, Taj Mahal in 2019, Paatal Lok in 2020.
  • Now he is also appearing in the Sherdil movie.

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