New Delhi: Over the last few years, Anubhav Sinha has pivoted his subject matter and style of filmmaking towards a more socially realistic kind of cinema. Anubhav Sinha, who entertained the audience with his movies like ‘Ra.One’. His upcoming film ‘Bheed’ is about the problems faced by common people during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown. It stars Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Kapur, Bhumi Pednekar, Ashutosh Rana, and Dia Mirza in the lead. It also stars Virendra Saxena, Aditya Shrivastav, Kritika Kamra, and Karan Pandit.
The film focuses on social disparity and shows how the situation was similar to the Partition in 1947, and decided to shoot the film in black and white.
Talking about the reason behind shooting the film in black and white, he told news agency IANS: “Bheed’ is a story of the most perilous times which changed everything for humanity. The key objective of shooting the film in black and white was to showcase how the visuals of the social disparity during India’s Lockdown were strikingly similar to what people went through during the 1947 Partition.”
The director went on about how through this film, he is going to show real stories of people losing their jobs and the lives of their family members because of the pandemic and lockdown.
“This story is about people whose lives changed in a snap and the colours from their lives were lost when the border was drawn within the country,” he added.
Producer Bhushan Kumar also mentioned that as the movie brings out the struggle of people, it was appropriate to shoot it in black and white.
“Bheed’ is a special film as it communicates the story of the toughest times people had to face just to reach their homes. It is a very important story and who better than Anubhav to direct it? The film has been shot in black and white as it depicts the struggle in our society that we often overlook. I’m glad that we are able to bring such an important story to our audiences with a unique cinematic experience,” he shared.
The film is jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Anubhav Sinha’s Benaras Mediaworks. The film is all set for a theatrical release on March 24.
( with inputs from IANS)