Abhishek Banerjee’s ‘Vakeel Babu’ to Premiere at New York Indian Film Festival 2022

He is known for playing myriad on-screen roles including the creepy Hathoda Tyagi in ‘Pataak Lok’ and now actor Abhishek Banerjee is in the news for a short film called ‘Vakeel Babu’ which will premiere in premiered at the 2022 New York Indian Film Festival.

Recently, the actor took to his social media as he shared the joy of his short film “Vakeel Babu” selected for the 2022 New York Indian Film Festival. He is seen playing the role of a lawyer. The actor described the film’s narrative in the caption while describing the joy of traveling to the Indian film festival in New York for the US premiere –
“Happy to share that our film is traveling ❤️❤️ Introducing our latest film – Vakeel Babu! We are excited to share the poster for our recent short film, #VakeelBabu.

The film is directed by Sumit Purohit (Scam 1993, BAFTA Breakthrough Honoree 2020-21) and stars Abhishek Banerjee, Bhamini Oza Gandhi (esteemed Gujarati and Hindi television and theater actor) and Lovleen Mishra (Raees, Little Things, Amu and more).

The film traces the journey of Shiraz Hassan (played by Banerjee) as he rediscovers his purpose in the justice system after becoming distracted by the pursuit of success through his digital video channel.

Stemming from extensive field research into the legal challenges faced by victims of gender-based violence (GBV), #VakeelBabu aims to spark a conversation about the critical role lawyers play in the lives of clients seeking justice against violence. gender-based violence, specifically domestic violence.

Also, absolutely thrilled to share that we’re heading to the prestigious stage at @nyindianfilmfest for our US premiere.

#VakeelBabu is a film close to our hearts, and we are proud to see it go far. Here’s to championing more stories at Civic Studios with partners like @traintripper Train Tripper Films that empower us to build a better world!”.

Gerald R. Schneider