Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Pednekar in ‘rustic and rooted’ avatar (Instagram)
The first poster of Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Pednekar starrer dacoit drama Son Chiriya is finally out. The movie is based in the heartland of Chambal valley also features Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey and Ashutosh Rana in pivotal roles. Helmed by Abhishek Chaubey, the movie revolves around the time in history when dacoits used to have influence in Madhya Pradesh’s Chambal.
The movie has been extensively shot in Madhya Pradesh and is set in 1975. In a small talk with leading media channel, director Abhishek Chaubey told “Bandits have been around for ages. They are criminals but it’s a huge tradition -- their society and life. There are so many layers to it. Why they were the way they were why they were bandits but they called themselves rebels so what was it that motivated them to live like that.
It’s a part of our history and culture and I’m really shocked that we’re not telling more stories about them. In the West, it’s an established genre which is still being explored. I wanted to shoot in Chambal because it’s beautiful. I was completely overwhelmed by the society that existed and what were their concerns. I wanted to make an action film that explores their soul, he added.
Sharing his experience on working for the film in Chambal, he told IANS, "Shooting for Abhishek Chaubey’s film is on full swing. I came here in Chambal early to do a bit of warm-up for the film. Visiting ravines, talking to locals, working on dialect and inflection and a bit of cut-off from everything before the shoot helps keep the right things in perspective’’.
Director of Son Chiriya, Abhishek Chaubey is popularly known for his directorial ventures which includes Udta Punjab, Ishsiqiya and Dedh Ishqiya. The first teaser of the film has been attached with the prints of Kedarnath, released on December 7 and the audience watched the film in the morning shows on Friday have already seen it.
The movie is scheduled to release in February 2019