The Bait

2016 / Color /88 Mins/ India

Category Special Tribute
Director Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Producer Pawan Kanodia
Screenplay Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Cinematography Asim Bose
Editor Amitava Dasgupta
Music Alokananda Dasgupta
Set Ananda Krishna
Costume NULL
Cast Sudipto Chatterjee, Paoli Dam, Kajal Kumari, Ananya Chatterjee, Chandan Roy Sanyal,
Production Company AVA Film Productions Pvt. Ltd.
World Sales AVA Film Productions Pvt. Ltd.
Festival/Awards Toronto 2016, Busan 2016

The Bait follows three characters: Munni, a nomadic young girl who wanders the countryside performing circus tricks with her loving parents for change; Goja, a postman who, fed up with his life, takes up residence in a tree and communes with his new primate neighbours; and Raja, a man of regal origins who lives in the glory of his past and ignores the dire outlook for his future. In hopes of wooing his mistress, and impressing a young crew of documentary filmmakers, Raja sets out to hunt an elusive tiger. As the film shifts among the three stories, it takes an elliptical approach to the question of what-or who-is really the bait.