Director of The Girl on the Train, Ribhu Dasgupta, reveals that, had it not been for the coronavirus-induced lock, his upcoming film would have been comfortably released in 2020. “We made it just before the pandemic. We started the production on time. Then a pandemic struck. It’s not that we’ve been doing it for two years, “he said.
Ribhu, whose latest project is Netflix’s show Bard of Blood, has returned to release his new film on a streaming platform. Starring Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Avinash Tiwary, Kirti Kulhari and others, The Girl on the Train is a 2016 Hindi remake of a Hollywood film starring Emily Blunt. The original is based on Paula Hawkins ’best-selling novel of the same name.
Speaking about how he reworked the script according to Indian taste, Ribhu said exclusively for indianexpress.com, “There was already existing material, there was a novel, there was a film. Of course, the structure and basic material are from that. But we gave him our color. “
“Before I started writing the screenplay, I knew the things that really work and the parts that won’t be that important for the film. Since it was a Hindi film, we had to rewrite some parts, give some elements to the characters and write them very differently. After all, you are an Indian consumer, so they were our first priority. Now let’s see how people react because some saw the original, and most didn’t, I think, “the director added.
As Parineeti enters Rachel Emily Blunt’s shoes, Aditi plays Megan, and Kirti is an investigator in a psychological thriller. Ask Ribhu if there is anything he would like to change about the film, he says, “Once you’ve made a film, it’s over. I also delivered it to Netflix. So even if I want to change something, I can’t change it. And I think once you watch the movie, you’ll know what kind of adaptation we made. ”
Sharing interesting stories about filming a movie on a train in London, Ribhu revealed that The Girl on the Train left him fond memories. “It was a great experience. It’s been a year since we filmed this. But we still remember the nuances, where we shot, how we shot. So, all in all, this was a very emotional and very happy experience for me, ”he shared.
The girl on the train comes out on Netflix on February 26th.