Interview: “Story is king” says Satish Pilangwad

Mumbai: New film production company Karrm Movies is the talk of the town nowadays as its first Hindi film Badlapur…

Interview, Satish Pilangwad

Mumbai: New film production company Karrm Movies is the talk of the town nowadays as its first Hindi film Badlapur Boys is all set to release in November.

Why it’s the trending topic is also because Badlapur Boys is based on India’s rustic game Kabaddi. Here are some excerpts from an interview with Satish Pilangwad from Karrm Movies-

Tell us more about Badlapur Boys.
Badlapur Boys is the first Hindi film of our production house Karrm Movies. We’re here with the ambition of making innumerable good movies and this is the first movie on that front, based on India’s favorite country sport Kabaddi, a game which we’ve all enjoyed in our childhood and which is becoming vague rapidly. Known for being the writer of film Veer, Shailesh Verma, who is the director of this film, told us this story which we loved and we decided to make a film on it because through it, we want to give out a strong message to the people.
This film features Annu Kapoor, Nisshan, Sharanya Mohan, Puja Gupta, Kishori Shahane, Boloram Das, Nitin Jadhav, Shashank Udaypurkar, Mazhar Khan, Ankit Sharma and Vineet, among others.

Film’s director, most of the actors and a music composer are all new. Isn’t that a huge risk, considering whether the audience will turn up or not?
When a film does not have a Khan or a Kapoor, the most important thing it needs is a good story, and that’s exactly what we have and we believe that the audience will appreciate the film as everybody has given their best to their respective roles.

What is the role of Annu Kapoor and why is he not being seen in any of the promotions?
He is playing the role of a coach of a Kabaddi team, which is a very powerful role. About his absence from the promotions, I think Annuji is busy in promoting his other film which is also releasing on the same day, so he is unable to spare time for this film.

Music is a very crucial aspect of any film nowadays. How is the music of Badlapur Boys?
The music of Badlapur Boys has been composed by three very talented music directors, Shamir Tandon, Sachin Gupta and debutante Raju Sardar. The lyrics have been beautifully written by Samir Anjaan, which have been sung by the melodious voices of Sukhwinder Sing, Shaan, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Shreya Ghoshal, Javed Ali, Ritu Pathak. And these songs have been choreographed by the ever graceful Saroj Khan.

Recently, Karrm movies presented a cheque of 5 lac to the captain of Kabaddi team Rakesh Kumar from the hands of legend Dharmendra. What was the motive behind that?
We have made a movie on Kabaddi. The film’s music had to be released, and it was a fortunate coincidence that the Indian Kabaddi teams won the gold medals in the Asian Games in the men and women category. So we thought it a good idea to felicitate them on our level and we had Dharmendraji with us, which was just very fortuitous.

When is the film releasing?
Badlapur Boys is releasing on 7th November in around 500 screens in the country and internationally. We don’t want to leave any stone unturned.

What next after Badlapur Boys?
The next film from this banner of Karrm Movies is in Marathi and is called Razzakar and stars the superstar of Marathi films Siddharth Jadhav and the super villain of today’s Bollywood Zakir Hussain. It has been written and directed by Raj Durge, who has written successful Marathi movies, although it is still too early to talk about Razzakar right now.