Ever since the trailer of Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz was released, it is anticipated as another power-packed sports film. The trailer of the movie was loved for its unconventional and off beat approach. It is evident from the trailer that the movie is a sports drama. But, this is not it. Coming from the house of Anurag Kashyap, there is a lot more that Mukkabaaz promises. Here are 5 reasons that prove why it is more than just a sports film:
A new take on the traditional romance
The movie, based in Uttar Pradesh shows the story of a lower-caste aspiring boxer, Shravan who trains under the upper-caste don played by Jimmy Shergill. The trailer shows Shravan falling for Mishra’s niece Sunaina, but Brahmin Mishra does not approve of the match. The movie promises full on entertainment as Shravan faces Mishra’s wrath.
A masterstroke from Jimmy Shergill
The impeccable Jimmy Shergill has delivered power-packed performances in movies like Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster, Tanu Weds Manu and A Wednesday. The movie will see Jimmy Shergill portraying the local don and Sunaina’s uncle Bhagwan Das Mishra. His stern look and intense eyes will give you goosebumps. Phantom Film productions are known for their brilliant characters and dialogues. In the trailer, Jimmy Shergill who looks in top form says, “Hum Brahman hain, aadesh dete hain,” giving us chills.
A trademark Anurag Kashyap movie
Anurag Kashyap is the master of unconventional movies. Mukkabaaz looks like another trademark movie coming from his house. His previous movies like Gangs Of Wasseypur, Black Friday, Dev.D and Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 have carved a niche for him in the industry. His movies have won numerous awards and recognitions in various national and international film festivals.
The first solo movie for Vineet Kumar Singh
Mukkabaaz is going to be the first solo movie for the immensely talented Vineet Kumar Singh. He impressed everybody with his acting skills in Kashyap’s superhit movie Gangs Of Wasseypur and also featured in Bombay Talkies, Ugly and Issaq. His screen presence and dialogue delivery is to look forward to. He looks well-prepared and confident on the screen. In Mukkabaaz, his character is layered with innocence as well as roughness.
Already a winner
The film has already won accolades over film festivals all over the world. It is Anurag Kashyap’s third film to premiere at TIFF after That Girl In Yellow Boots (2010) and Gangs Of Wasseypur(2012).