Mumbai: Kabaddi is in full form at the moment in the country, what with the commendable winning of gold medals in the Asian Games by the Indian Kabaddi teams in Men and Women’s categories, and before this, Bollywood biggies went all out to promote awareness about Kabaddi, all of which has only increased the popularity of this rustic and true to the roots sport. With all this already going on, a feature film solely based on Kabaddi is nothing but a cherry on top.
Set to release in November, this film is called Badlapur Boys. Films based in a village background are very rare but the exceptions have all fared well, one of which is Lagaan, which is noteworthy because of its village background and sport being its highlight, as is Badlapur Boys.
Produced by Karrm Movies, Badlapur Boys is a film about some boys of Badlapur village, who breathe and live Kabaddi and aspire to make a name out of the game, not only of themselves, but their village. However, the protagonist’s dream, although patronizes Kabaddi, is slightly different and it binds the film right till the end.
What this passionate, yet secret dream is will be revealed only once you see the movie, but what’s worth mentioning is how well Annu Kapoor has played the role of a Kabaddi coach in the film. The hero of the film, Nishshan, has acted in the film David and Subhash Ghai’s Cycle Kick, along with many other Malyalam movies. Badlapur Boys also stars Sharanya Mohan, who has acted in more than 16 South Indian movies as the main lead and this is her first Hindi film.
Although this is the directorial debut of the film’s director Shailesh Verma, he has written various daily soaps and movies, important among which is Salman Khan starrer Veer. He is set to start with his next movie right after the release of Badlapur Boys.
Actress Kishori Shahane, who has done a tremendous job playing the hero’s mother, needs no introduction. Pooja Gupta, who has starred in Vicky Donor, Mickey Virus and Oh My God, is also a part of the film.
Badlapur Boys is Karrm Movies’ first Hindi film. Their Marathi film Razakar is also ready to release. Karrm Movies plan to make as many movies as possible.
Other artistes in Badlapur Boys are Boloram Das, Nitin Jadhav, Shashank Udaypurkar, Mazhar Khan, Ankit Sharma, Vineet, among many more.
Music has been composed by Shamir Tandon and Sachin Gupta. Words to the melodies have been given by lyricist Sameer Anjaan, which have been sung by singers Sukhwinder Singh, Shaan, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Shreya Ghoshal, Javed Ali, Ritu Pathak. Choreography has been done by Saroj Khan.