With a trail of suspenseful teasers and videos that have kept the audience guessing for weeks, the enigmatic figure, Raj Kundra, has finally lifted the veil on his forthcoming film — UT69. The trailer launch event, held in the heart of Mumbai, unveiled not only Raj Kundra’s true identity to the media but also shed light on the enthralling narrative of UT69.
Contrary to the prevailing assumption that UT69 was Raj Kundra’s autobiographical project, the trailer takes everyone by surprise by presenting a distinctive angle on Raj Kundra’s life. UT69 plunges into a remarkable chapter of his life when he spent 63 days within the confines of Arthur Road Jail, Mumbai, during his period as an under-trial. The film, a cleverly crafted dark comedy, masterfully captures the ordeals, obstacles, and improbable friendships that Raj forged during his incarceration.
“This is more than just a film for me! It’s a form of closure, a chance for you to experience my journey, a story of survival, bonds, and relationships within India’s most infamous and overcrowded detention center, the Arthur Road Jail,” Raj Kundra revealed, sharing his profound emotions about his maiden cinematic venture.
Speculation had been rife that Farah Khan was at the helm, but during the gripping trailer launch event, it was officially announced that the accomplished ad film director, Shahnawaz Ali, led the project.
Expressing his enthusiasm for the film, Shahnawaz Ali stated, “UT69 is a slice-of-life story about a celebrity among outcasts. It’s a light-hearted exploration of finding silver linings in the darkest of circumstances and transcending sorrow. For me, narrating this tale through humor was more impactful than any other approach. Raj’s journey is unique and warranted a distinctive storytelling style. At its core, it’s a human story that will resonate with audiences of all kinds.”
Anil Thadani, the producer of AA Films, also shared his anticipation for the project, remarking, “We are thrilled to bring this intriguing story to the audience, shedding light on unexpected events and situations. Its unique and humorous treatment is its distinguishing feature.”
Scheduled for a theatrical release on November 3, 2023, UT69, starring Raj Kundra and directed by Shahnawaz Ali, promises to transport the audience on a cinematic odyssey through a pivotal chapter in Raj Kundra’s life. The film is presented by AA Films, produced by SVS Studios, and co-produced by THE BIGGER PICTURE FILMS. Based on true events and the life story of Raj Kundra, UT69 offers a compelling narrative that delves into the themes of survival, friendships, and the indomitable human spirit, even in the most trying of circumstances. Prepare for a rollercoaster of emotions and laughter as UT69 unveils the untold story of Raj Kundra’s days behind bars.