Name of the film WIG

Directed by Atanu Mukherjee

Duration 26 mins

Year 2019


Language Hindi (English subtitles)

Special Note Kolkata Premiere


Cast Ipshita Chakraborty Singh, Pranit Hatte, Uday Atroliya, Pawan Singh

Cinematography Pooja Gupte

Editing, Writing Atanu Mukherjee

Sound Design Dhiman Karmakar

Music Anjo John

Production Design Naveen Lohara

About the film

People who can’t be moulded into the stereotypes that society has set, often find it difficult to make a place for themselves in the same society. Hailing from a small town in India, Artika believes herself to be modern, liberal and most importantly, independent. Not the one who shies away from speaking her mind. She struggles to find a place to stay in Mumbai, overcoming the clichéd remarks of being a “single working girl living alone”. However, an unprecedented encounter with a transgender sex worker opposite her house, questions her beliefs. Will she now fall into the same societal prejudices that she has been fighting against?


Atanu Mukherjee is an alumnus of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata, India. His past works include ‘Rukh’ and ‘The Gatekeeper’, both of which earned critical acclaim.