Two filmmakers are rushing to the streaming platform with bio-series on Dawood Ibrahim. While Farhan Akhtar’s series is based on the book ‘Dongri To Dubai’, RGV’s D Company is based entirely on his own research.
Two leading filmmakers, ‘Farhan Akhtar’ and ‘Ram Gopal Verma’ are rushing to the streaming platform with bio-series on DawoodIbrahim. While Farhan Akhtar and RiteshSidhwani’s Excel Entertainment’s series is based on investigative journalist author Hussain’s ‘Dongri To Dubai’, Ram Gopal’sVarma’s D Company is based entirely on his own research.
Apparently, Excel’s excursion to Dawood’sterritory began shooting before the pandemic. No information is available on its progress. On being asked the author Hussain Zaidi , he saidthat he had no idea of the progress on the project.
Initially in an interview Ram Gopal Varma,said, “I honestly don’t know what they are making. I read ‘Dongri To Dubai’ which is very anecdotal in nature, like piecing together a number of crime columns published in newspapers. Also the subject matter of my series D Company is in the public domain. It’s the understanding and interpretation which will differ. Anyway may the best man win.”
The film will showcase the underworld kingpin as a “visionary in the world of crime whose vision for his company was as innovative as Bill Gates.” Dawood is the primary accused in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts that caused hundreds of deaths. Along with Dawood, the film will also tell the tales of other gangsters who lived and died under the roof of D-Company.
The film will release in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada and will be distributed by UFO Moviez India Ltd.
Incidentally these are not the only cinematic efforts on Dawood. Nikhil Advani made D Day where Rishi Kapoor played the dreaded gangster.