The trailer of the most awaited film of the year ‘Toofan’ has been released by Amazon Prime Video on Wednesday. The film is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akthar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
It stars Farhan Akhtar, alongside Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal, Supriya Pathak Shah and Hussain Dalal. The film is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
The movie can be seen on Amazon Prime Video on July 16, 2021. It is the first film to premier on Amazon Prime Video in both Hindi and English.
‘Toofan’ is a sports drama that takes us on the journey of a goon named Ajju Bhai who becomes a professional boxer named Aziz Ali.
He is born in the streets of Dongri and becomes a goon as he grows up. He fights with many people and threatens them. His life changes when he meets a young women named Ananya, role played by Mrunal Thankur who guides him to choose the correct path.
He finds his passion for boxing and with guidance of coach Nana Prabhu, role played by Paresh Rawal, he becomes a world class boxer.
Talking about the role, Farhan Akhtar said, “Toofaan is a true labour of love. No matter how physically strong one is, stepping into the shoes of a boxer is a whole new ball game. It took 8 to 9 months of rigorous training for me to get into the skin character and it made me realize how physically, mentally and emotionally demanding the sport actually is. I am thoroughly excited to see all our hard work on the screen and I am glad we are going to be able to take the movie to audiences across 240 countries and territories with Amazon Prime Video.”
Paresh Rawal playing the role of the coach said, “Any new project is exciting when it’s challenging. Playing a boxing coach was a new challenge, and that fuels me as an actor. Toofaan at its core is about all the challenges one goes through and how one should never give up. It is a wholesome entertainer that is thrilling, thought provoking and motivating. Rakeysh has created a masterpiece and Farhan brings his A-game here. I am looking forward to the audiences reaction to this movie and I hope they enjoy watching it just the way we enjoyed making it.”
Lead actress Mrunal Thakur said, “It’s purely a dream come true moment to work with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Paresh Rawal and Farhan Akhtar. I remember sending Rakeysh a Facebook message seven years back expressing my willingness to work with him and today its happening! I am thrilled, blessed and over the moon to be part of this exciting project. Working with this deadly combination at this point of my career still feels like a dream. I couldn’t have asked for a better or more inspiring cast or a better release with Amazon Prime Video premiering the title across 240 countries and territories”.