Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is back, and this time, with his ‘Indu Sarkar.’ The 48-year-old-director took to Twitter and shared the first look of his passion project ‘Indu Sarkar,’ based on the time of Emergency.
Bhandarkar made his directorial debut with ‘Trishakti’ in 1999 and went on to direct several critically and commercially successful films. The Padma Shri awardee is known for his films like ‘Traffic Signal,’ ‘Chandni Bar’ and ‘Page 3’ that won him the National Film Award. The popular drama film, ‘Fashion’ in 2008 also garnered him several accolades including Filmfare Awards nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay.
Neil Nitin Mukesh, who is playing Sanjay Gandhi in the film, has an uncanny resemblance to his character. It seems like the actor has taken his role too seriously and done everything to keep it real.The shooting for the movie wrapped up in June.
It is written by Sanjay Chhel. It produced by Bhandarkar Entertainment and made Bollywood Private Limited. The movie is set in the period of the emergency in India. It is based on the 21-month long period from 1975 to 1977, when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had unilaterally declared a state of emergency across the country.
“I traveled back 42 years and the shoots were wrapped up in 41 days. The film talks about how freedom of expression and civil liberties were suppressed during those times. Emergency is a subject which today’s generation does not know,” Madhur said.
Supriya Vinod dons the role of former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi while Neil Nitin Mukesh plays Sanjay Gandhi in the film. The movie also stars Kirti Kulhari and Anupam Kher in pivotal roles. Anu Malik and Bappi Lahiri have composed the music for the film.
There are bold and clear references to the Gandhi family in the trailer. Kirti’s bold avatar promises a good artist-versus-system fight in the movie that is slated to hit theatres on July 28.