Filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Aanand L. Rai are all set for the release of their upcoming film, Mukkabaaz this Friday. Having come together for the film, Mukkabaaz has garnered rave reviews at numerous film festivals globally.
According to a source:
“Since the film sees the coming together of two sensibilities, Anurag Kashyap and Aanand L. Rai, that a good enough reason to celebrate. The former has been associated with dark films most of the time, whereas, the latter believes in keeping things lighthearted. With Mukkabaaz, it is pretty much apparent that the entertainment quotient would be there for the audiences, albeit with distinct Anurag Kashyap style that would make it stand out.”
The film tells the story of an aspiring boxer, played by Vineet Kumar Singh who slogs day and night to achieve his dream of being a recognized boxer. Things go awry when he falls in love with a high caste, mute girl, played by Zoya Hussain, who happens to be the niece of his arch nemesis, the head of the state boxing federation, Bhagwandas Mishra (Jimmy Sheirgill).
The source added:
“It is a very distinct love story with boxing as the backdrop. Moreover, it is also a musical, what with as many as seven-eight songs interspersed in the narrative. Of course, the songs here aren’t conventional Bollywood songs that you hear time and again; they have a distinct UP touch to them which go with the flow.”
Directed by Anurag Kashyap, Mukkabaaz is in cinemas this Friday, 12th January 2018.
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