Konkona Sen Sharma and Arjun Rampal starrer The Rapist wrap up filming
Veteran director Aparna Sen has finished shooting for her upcoming film The Rapist, starring actors Konkona Sen Sharma, Arjun Rampal and Tanmay Dhanania. The film, backed by Applause Entertainment in collaboration with Quest Films, went on floors in March with the filming taking place in New Delhi. The post-production of the film is currently underway.
“It’s a wrap! Filming concludes for our first feature film, The Rapist, produced by Applause Entertainment in collaboration with #QuestFilms and directed by the incredible @senaparna. This sensitive, unflinching drama stars the impeccable @konkonas @rampalarjun and @tanmaydhanania,” the official Twitter account of Applause Entertainment wrote.
It’s a wrap! Filming concludes for our first feature film, The Rapist, produced by Applause Entertainment in collaboration with #QuestFilms & directed by the incredible @senaparna. This sensitive, unflinching drama stars the impeccable @konkonas @rampalarjun and @tanmaydhanania. pic.twitter.com/5Gesm58v9v
— Applause Entertainment (@ApplauseSocial) April 7, 2021
According to the producers, The Rapist deals with sexual violence and restorative justice, while exploring the aftermath of a ‘dark, violent night on the victims as well as the perpetrators of the crime. The film marks a reunion between the mother-daughter duo of Aparna Sen and Konkona Sen Sharma as they previously worked on critically-acclaimed films like Mr and Mrs Iyer (2002), 15 Park Avenue (2005) and horror-comedy Goynar Baksho (2013).
Arjun Rampal was shooting for the film in New Delhi. After wrapping up his portion, the actor dedicated a heartfelt note to the director and the team of The Rapist. He called the journey fulfilling and intense. Sharing pictures from the sets, Arjun wrote, “It’s a wrap for me…. #TheRapist it’s been intense and so fulfilling this journey as an actor, working with the prettiest director #AparnaSen who’s vision and clarity and most importantly her passion, her stamina and hard work has been so humbling and enriching. My dearest co-star and one of the finest actors in our country @konkona for being so kind and so effortlessly cool. the marvellous @kamera002 for creating such beautiful images. My two young producers #SuchhandaChatterjee and #ShubhaShetty Thank You thank you thank you #Rapist #Delhi #wrapped (sic).”
Tanmay Dhanania, who plays an important role in the film, also shared pictures from the set and jokingly announced that “it’s a picture wrap and I can finally eat.” Konkona and Rampal will also share the screen space for the second time after working together in Venod Mitra’s 2013 independent anthology film Meridian Lines chronicled the story of seven troubled strangers. The much-awaited film will mark the filmmaker’s third Hindi outing after Saari Raat (2015) and the highly intellectual Sonata (2017) revolving around three middle-aged women.