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Shyam Singha Roy: Is it Based on a True Story?

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Is Shyam Singha Roy a true story? This is a question that has been asked by many movie lovers ever since the release of the Film on Netflix. Directed by Rahul Sankrityan and starring Nani, Sai Pallavi, Krithi Shetty and Madonna Sebastian in the main lead, the psychological period romantic drama is set in 1970s Kolkata and based on the theme of reincarnation.

The film has done well on Netflix and has managed to keep the audience hooked until the end with its touching storyline, pleasing music, and surprising twist. But the fans want the answer to whether the Shyam Singha Roy character is based on some historical character and whether it is based on some story? And whether or not these events happened as portrayed in the movie is up for debate, but it’s an exciting topic to explore.

So here are the details on Shyam Singha Roy, whether it is based on a true story or not.

Shyam Singha Roy: Is it Based on a True Story?
Shyam Singha Roy (via Netflix)

Shyam Singha Roy: Is it Based on a True Story?

No, Shyam Singha Roy is not based on any real-life historical character. Written by Satyadev Janga, the film is purely based on a fictional character named Shyam Singha Roy, played by Nani.

Nani has a double role in the film:  One is Vasu, an aspiring film director who has a psychological disorder. Only after the clinical hypnosis in the film was revealed that he is the reincarnation of Shyam Singha Roy, a revolutionary writer of India between the years 1970-1977.

The film is based in 1970s Kolkata, and Apart from Nani, Sai Pallavi, Krithi Shetty, and Madonna Sebastian also play crucial roles in the movie.

Sai Pallavi plays Shyam Singha Roy’s wife named Rosie, Krithi plays the role of Keerthi, the love interest of Vasu in the current year(2021), and Madonna Sebastian plays the role of Lawyer Padmavathi; she has taken up the case of Vasu after the Police arrested him for the Copyright case.

Reason being a renowned publishing house based in Kolkata, “SR Publications” filed a complaint against Vasu for copying their best-selling novel Astitva and making a film written originally by Shyam Singha Roy around 1970.

Even film’s director Rahul Sankrityan also revealed the same in his recent interviews. He clearly stated that the film is just a work of fiction and is not based on historical characters.

Shyam Singha Roy was released on Netflix on January 21, 2022. After that, the Indian audiences and even the overseas audiences have showered their love for the film. It tells Shyam Singha Roy and his wife, Rosie’s touching and romantic story.

We have covered a detailed article related to Shyam Singha Roy Review and Ending Explained; you can refer to that to know about our take on the film and some of the film’s key points.

So what are your thoughts on Shyam Singha Roy? Did you enjoy the film? Let us know in the comments below about your thoughts on the film.

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