On the occasion of the International Journalist’s Remembrance Day, the trailer of “Saahasi: Dateline Singapore” was released today.
“Saahasi: Dateline Singapore” is a short film set in India and Singapore, is a tribute to all those journalists who live and die to do an honest job and tell their stories ethically.
Featuring Singapore-based actors like Veena Puthran Bangera, Rachna Anand, Gurdip Singh, Nidhi Chopra Khanna, Pankaj Kumar, Neil Daswani, Edmund Chow, Hannah Wong, Jawahar Kanjilal and Tejas Chitaliya, Saahasi: Dateline Singapore is a bold take on the changing ethos of journalism.
Saahasi has been written by Kitaab author Sunita Lad Bhamray (author of Ganga and Jamuna, the novel and numerous other titles), and produced and directed by Kitaab’s founding editor, Zafar Anjum. His previous directorial ventures include The Singapore Vignettes (released globally on one of India’s leading OTT platforms, MXPlayer) and The Sacrifice (released on Disney+Hotstar).
This film is inspired by events circa 2012 and is centred in the backdrop of gang rape victim Nirbhaya who was flown over to Singapore for treatment and who passed away due to multiple internal injuries within three days.