The period of lockdown due to the outbreak of corona virus made everyone witness a radical change in their lives. Almost every arena, be it educational, tourism or entertainment (to name a few ) were affected by lockdown. In 2020, After a span of three years, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar announced his next directorial venture, ‘India Lockdown’ which is inspired by true events from the Covid-19 situation that is prevailing in the world, leading to a lockdown in the country.
Earlier the Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarshshared the update on social media about Bhandarkar’s new directorial venture. The film will be produced by Bhandarkar Entertainment and PJ Motion Pictures.
He wrote, “MADHUR BHANDARKAR ANNOUNCES NEXT FILM… IT’S OFFICIAL… #MadhurBhandarkar announces his next directorial venture… Titled #IndiaLockdown… Inspired by true events… Casting underway… Produced by Bhandarkar Entertainment and PJ Motion Pictures… Starts Jan 2021.”
The casting of the film was underway till today , as now the cast and the poster of the movie was revealed by The director. The movie will feature Prateik Babbar, Shweta Basu prasad, Aahana Kumra, Prakash Belawadi and Sai Tamhankar.
The poster seems to be interesting while having a big lock to imply the meaning of lockdown it also shows the board of no entry. It tries to evolve around the life of each and everyone person and the ways in which lockdown has affected them.
Madhur Bhandarkar made his directorial debut with Trishakti in the year 1999. His last directorial stint was a political film named ‘Indu Sarkar‘, based on the period between 1975 to 1977, when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency across the country. The film starred Neil Nitin Mukesh, Kirti Kulhari, Anupam Kher, and Tota Roy Chowdhury.
Bhandarkar received the National Film Awards for the Best Feature Film and Best Director for Page 3 and Traffic Signal respectively. The drama film Fashion garnered him several accolades including National Film Award, Filmfare Awards nominations for Best Director, and Best Screenplay. Madhur was invited as the special Guest of Honour for the First International Yoga Day celebrations at the United Nations in New York on 21 June.