The Girl on the Train director Ribhu Dasgupta: We’ve given the Hindi adaptation our own colour


The Girl on the Train director Ribhu Dasgupta reveals that if it wasn’t for the coronavirus-induced lockdown, his upcoming movie would’ve comfortably launched in 2020. “We made it just before the pandemic. We were bang on time with its production. Then the pandemic hit. It’s not like we were making it for two years,” he stated.

Ribhu, whose final challenge was Netflix present Bard of Blood, is again to launch his new movie on the streaming platform. Starring Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Avinash Tiwary, Kirti Kulhari and others, The Girl on the Train is the Hindi remake of 2016 Hollywood movie that includes Emily Blunt. The authentic was primarily based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel of the similar identify.

Speaking about how he reworked the screenplay to go well with the Indian style, Ribhu completely informed, “There was an already existing material, there was a novel, there was a film. Of course the structure and the basic material is from that. But, we’ve given it our own colour.”

“Before I started writing the script, I knew the things which really work and parts which won’t be so important for the film. Since it was a Hindi film, we had to rewrite some portions, give some elements to the characters and write them very differently. At the end of the day, you’re an Indian consumer, so they were our first priority. Now, let’s see how people react because some have seen the original, most of them have not, I think,” the director added.

Parineeti Chopra and Avinash Tiwary in a nonetheless from The Girl on the Train. (Photo: PR Handout)

While Parineeti will get into the footwear of Emily Blunt’s Rachel, Aditi performs Megan and Kirti is the investigation officer in the psychological thriller. Ask Ribhu is there’s something he’d like to alter about the film, he says, “Once you’ve made the film, it’s already done. I’ve delivered it to Netflix also. So, even if I want to change anything, I can’t change it. And I think once you see the film, you’ll know, the kind of adaptation we have done. ”

Sharing fascinating tales about taking pictures the movie on a practice in London, Ribhu revealed that The Girl on the Train has given him beautiful recollections. “Making this has been a great experience. It’s been a year we shot this. But we still remember in nuances, where we shot, how we shot. So, overall it’s been a very emotional and a very happy experience for me,” he shared.

The Girl on the Train releases on Netflix on February 26.


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