Mukkabaaz will be the opening movie at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival next month. This is the project of popular Anurag Kashyap. He is very excited about the film’s Asia premiere.
The festival, organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image in association with Star, is scheduled to be held from October 12-18.
“Opening the festival this year with Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Mukkabaaz’, a film that traverses systemic oppression, dreams amongst despair and a tender love story at the centre of it all,” Smriti Kirani, creative director of the festivai. Proud to announce that we will open with the Asia premiere of Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz.”, creative director of the festival mentioned in his facebook account.
The exact plot of the film has not been revealed yet, but this is the story of a boxer from Uttar Pradesh who falls in love with a Brahmin girl.
The movie is co-produced by Aanand L Rai. It stars Vineeth Kumar as the lead and Jimmy Shergill as the antagonist.
“This is for the first time that I am teaming with Anurag Kashyap. We wanted to work together for a long time and now eventually Mukkabaaz has happened. Based on the backdrop of boxing, it is a film about sports politics in which I have a very powerful role,” Jimmy Shergill said in a interview.
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