Ribhu Dasgupta, director of The Girl on the Train, has revealed that if it were not for the coronovirus-inspired lockdown, her upcoming film would be released in 2020 comfortably. We made it just before the epidemic. We were bang on time with its production. Then the epidemic hit. It is not that we were building it for two years, ”he said.
Ribhu, whose last project was the Netflix show Bard of Blood, is back to release her new film on the streaming platform. Starring by Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Avinash Tiwari, Kirti Kulhari and others, The Girl on the Train is a Hindi remake of the 2016 Hollywood film featuring Emily Blunt. The original was based on Paula Hawkins’ best novel of the same name.
Talking about how he remade the script to suit Indian tastes, Ribhu exclusively told indianexpress.com, “There was pre-existing content, a novel, a film. Of course the structure and core material is from the same. But, we have given it our color. “
“Before I started writing scripts, I knew the things that really worked and the parts that wouldn’t be very important to the film. Since it was a Hindi film, we had to rewrite some parts , Some elements had to be given to the characters and they had to write very differently. At the end of the day, you are an Indian consumer, so they were our first priority. Now, let’s see how people react because some saw the original “Most of them have not thought,” the director said.
When Parineeti enters the shoes of Emily Blunt Rachel, Aditi plays Megan and Kirti is the investigating officer in the psychological thriller. Ask Ribhu if there is anything he wants to change about the film, he says, “Once you make the film, it is already done.” I gave it to Netflix as well. So, even if I want to change anything, I cannot change it. And I think once you watch the film, you get to know what kind of adaptation we did. “
Sharing interesting stories about the shooting of the film on a train in London, Ribhu revealed that The Girl on the Train has given her endearing memories. “It has been a great experience. It’s been a year since we shot it. But we still remember in specifics, where we shot, how we shot. So, overall it is a very emotional and very enjoyable experience for me.
The Girl on the Train released on Netflix on February 26.