Releasing on 1st June, Bhavesh Joshi could be a game changer.
The trailer is already out and it looks promising. The desi superhero film looks grittier and edgy. Starring Harshvardhan Kapoor, the film is written and directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. This would be the second film for Kapoor after his debut with Mirzya.
A group of young guys who are sick of seeing corruption in our society repeatedly take things into their own hands and are out for justice. They play the vigilante and this gets them into trouble. Through this journey, one of them realizes he is destined for bigger things in life, like being a superhero.
The film looks exciting and sleek, and dare I say has a Tarantinoesque vibe going on.
#1. It is a well-known fact that the first choice for the role was Imran Khan.
When that didn’t work out, the offer went to Sidharth Malhotra. The final choice of Harshvardhan Kapoor seemed to have worked out perfectly because he encompasses the role well.
#2. In an interview with the director – Vikramaditya Motwane – revealed that the film draws influences from the Marvel and DC Universe.
This is quite obvious when you see the trailer. Certain shots strikingly look like a comic panel. The director made use of silhouettes and foreshadowing to make it look like a legitimate superhero from a graphic novel.
#3. A lot of aesthetics in the script were influenced by 90s Bollywood.
In the item number titled Chyavanprash, Arjun Kapoor (who makes a guest cameo) is dancing to the 90s choreography. The desi superhero hero also carries the angry young man vibe that was much popular in that era.
#4. To ensure that the action scenes in the film look authentic, Harshvardhan Kapoor underwent intense training for the role, this also included learning the basics of scuba diving.
#5. The film was shelved in 2015.
It was supposed to go on floors during 2013-14. After multiple changes in the lead cast and delays, it was shelved. Once Kapoor was confirmed as the lead the film was scheduled for a 2018 release.
#6. The film was shot in relatively short time and under 80 days.
Bollywood has infamously tried at ‘superhero’ genre with movies like Drona, The Flying Jatt, and Krishh, but the hope rests on Phantom Production to make an actual go of it.
The trailer promises that the film will be very different from what we’ve seen so far. Bhavesh Joshi could possibly skyrocket Harshvardhan Kapoor’s repertoire as an actor who sets himself apart with his filmography. The success of the film would cement the theory that audience is finally ready for something different and unconventional.
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