Teko: I’m comfortable with people comparing my film to Bala, says Teko director Abhimanyu Mukherjee

Abhimanyu Mukherjee’s Teko stars Ritwick Chakraborty as a man troubled by sudden hair loss. Many are seeing similarities with Ayushmann Khurana’s upcoming film Bala and Sunny Singh’s Ujda Chaman

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Teko: I’m comfortable with people comparing my film to Bala, says Teko director Abhimanyu Mukherjee
This winter, it’s over to the bald (or the balding)! Be it Ayushmann Khurana in Bala or Sunny Singh in Ujda Chaman, bald pates are shining brighter than ever before. Tollywood too is ready with its own homespun tale of hair and the lack of it. Young director Abhimanyu Mukherjee is set to release his film Teko this November. Teko stars Ritwick Chakraborty and Srabanti Chatterjee and has already created a buzz in the Bengali film industry. Some have been quick to point out the similarities among the three films. But Abhimanyu Mukherjee is comfortable with that kind of talk.


“My film was ready almost a couple of years ago. The release was delayed because of some post-production issues. In fact, when the poster of Bala was released, people like Srijit Mukherji asked me if that was the Hindi remake of my film,” smiles Abhimanyu. He adds, “Teko is an original concept. I have seen many of my friends suffer from the hair loss. In fact I’ve also known of weddings that were called off because the bride or groom had too little hair! My film also talks about misleading advertisements, which is a major concern of our times.”

Interestingly, Ritwick Chakraborty had thought of Ayushmann Khurana when he first heard the story of Teko. In the words of Abhimanyu, “The first thing Ritwick-da did after hearing the script was run a hand through his (thinning) hair and smile. He said, ‘I understand why you’ve come to me with this script.’ Then he said, this is a film that Ayushmann Khurana would do. Imagine our pleasant surprise when Bala was announced and it had Ayushmann as its lead!”

Jokes aside, Abhimanyu Mukherjee is well aware of the comparisons and talks about Teko and Bala. But he shrugs it off and says, “I knew this was to happen, and I’m comfortable with it. I’d like to tell the audience that of course you’ll watch a Bollywood film. But do give a chance to our Bengali story of hair loss too.”

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