Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language film which is written and directed by Srijit Mukherji and produced by T-Series and Reliance Entertainment Studios. The film stars Pankaj Tripathi, Sayani Gupta and Neeraj Kabi in the lead roles. The film was release theatrically on 24 June 2022.
Inspired by the real events that took place in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve where people used to leave their elderly family members for tigers to prey on, and then claim compensation from the administration, it is a story of Gangaram, a patriarch of a farmer family entrenched in poverty because of three consecutive failed monsoons. He enters the forests to adopt the infamous Tiger practice to give up his life so that his family can have two square meals, however, what follows next is a series of unprecedented events.
Director: Srijit Mukherji
Release: 06/24/2022 (IN)