Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga

Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language adventure drama film which is written and directed by Srijit Mukherji[2] 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 released theatrically on 24 June 2022.[3][4][5] This film marked the last film of playback singer KK, 4 weeks after his death.

Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga
Sherdil-The Pilibhit Saga poster.jpg
Directed bySrijit Mukherji
Written bySrijit Mukherji

Sudeep Nigam

Atul Kumar Rai
Screenplay bySrijit Mukherji
Story bySrijit Mukherji
Produced byBhushan Kumar
Krishan Kumar
CinematographyTiyash Sen
Edited byPronoy Dasgupta
Music byShantanu Moitra
Distributed byReliance Entertainment
Release date
  • 24 June 2022 (2022-06-24)
Running time
120 minutes
Budget₹10 crore [1]
Box office₹10 crore[1]


Gangaram is the Sarpanch (leader) of a remote village in Uttar Pradesh, India. His village has been suffering from famine and crop failure, exacerbated by wildlife encroachment. During an unsuccessful visit to a government office to seek poverty aid, he glances upon a poster that stated that the kin of victims of fatal tiger encounters in areas bordering tiger reserves would be entitled to a ₹1,000,000 compensation from the Govt. of India. In a desperate attempt to alleviate the conditions of his village, Gangaram plots to sacrifice himself in a tiger attack. During his search for a tiger, his path crosses with that of a poacher (Jim Ahmed) with whom he forms an unconventional partnership. The story then follows his journey, highlighting social issues faced by the lesser fortunate.

Gangaram unites with the poacher and both go looking for a tiger. After many days they find a tiger. Gangaram walks toward the tiger and the poacher is ready to shoot it. But the tiger is full and walks away. Forest officers follow them and shoot the poacher and take Gangaram into custody. Gangaram's story becomes famous all over India. He is pardoned from the court.

In the final scene, Gangaram comes back to the jungle in 4 wheelers with officers who want to promote tourism. Gangaram wants to take a leak and he goes to the jungle alone and is attacked by a tiger.



The music rights of the film are owned by T Series. The music is composed by Shantanu Moitra. The first single titled "Dhoop Paani Bahne De" was released on 6 June 2022.

1."Dhoop Paani Bahne De"GulzarKK, Rituraj4:08
2."Moko Kahan"TraditionalSoumya Murshidabadi4:32
3."Maya Chhaliya Roop Dhare"Vinod DubeyRahul Ram3:22
4."Aadmi Bhutiya Hai"RahgirRahgir4:05
5."Do Din Jag Ka Mela"TraditionalNeeraj4:07
6."Bandho Bandho"Vinod DubeySwanand Kirkire3:40
7."Kahe Satnaam"TraditionalRahul Ram2:19


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The digital streaming rights of the film were sold to Netflix. The film was digitally streamed on Netflix from 20 August 2022.[7]


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  2. ^ MumbaiMay 11, Anindita Mukherjee; May 11, 2022UPDATED; Ist, 2022 20:00. "Srijit Mukherji's Sherdil The Pilibhit Saga to release on June 24, Pankaj Tripathi shares pics". India Today. Retrieved 3 June 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Sherdil The Pilibhit Saga trailer: Pankaj Tripathi goes on a suicide mission in Srijit Mukherji's satire inspired by real-life events". The Indian Express. 3 June 2022. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  4. ^ "Pankaj Tripathi joins Srijit Mukherji's next". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Pankaj Tripathi starts shooting for 'Sherdil' film". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Sherdil The Pilibhit Saga trailer: Pankaj Tripathi and Sayani Gupta fight tigers, corrupt government officials. Watch". Hindustan Times. 3 June 2022. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  7. ^ "Sherdil Movie OTT Release Date, OTT Platform, Time, and more". 19 August 2022.

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