Ashok Vishwanathan's Gumshuda ready to release

MUMBAI: After directing a strew of Bengali films like Shunya Theke Suru, Kichhu Sanglap Kichhu Pralap, Swapner Sandhaney, Byatikrami and a Hindi film Shesh Sanghat, Kolkata-based director Ashok Vishwanathan is all set to release his second Hindi film Gumshuda.

The film, loosely based on the Sherlock Holmes thriller The Sign of Four, has Rajit Kapoor essaying the role of the investigator while Priyanshu Chatterjee will play his assistant Dr Watson. The film that has Simone Singh playing the female lead also has Victor Bannerjee and Raj Zutshi in the cast.

Though Gumshuda follows the yardstick of a commercial film, there‘s a tint of intellect interspersed within the fabric, confirms Vishwanathan. The film has Holmes investigating the Agra treasure heist incident of 1857. "Besides, I can‘t reveal anything else," observes the director.

It was in Shesh Sanghat that Vishwanathan did a sort of casting coup when he cast Jackie Shroff opposite Jayaprada and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh.

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