Producer Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s upcoming film Sanak starring bollywood actor Vidyut Jammwal and debutant actress Rukmini Maitra will dive into the world of ballet action. The movie will be helmed by Kanishk Varma. Though shooting action films amid the pandemic is more challenging, but Director Kanishk feels that Vidyut makes it easy for the crew.
Director Kanishk Varma talked about the magnitude of action sequences and said, “While the audience has seen and enjoyed some of Vidyut’s signature action moves in films over the years, they will get to see a different side of him in Sanak. We have mostly seen Vidyut portraying a Commando or Special Force guy in movies so far, but in Sanak he plays a common man and he has a past which is related to Mixed Martial Arts in the movie. How he fights as a common man, sets the action tone for the film.”
He further added, “The movie features a very different style of action. It’s like balletic action, having a certain rhythm to it. With Vidyut, it becomes easy to shoot because he is such a brilliant martial artist in his own right that he just needs to remember the action choreography. My brief to Andy Long (Hollywood stunt choreographer) was that the action should look like a ballet. We wanted to shoot long takes and that’s where I think the audience will get a glimpse of action the film has.”
Vidyut Jammwal also opened up about the movie and said, “Sanak is about a common man’s emotional journey and the action sequences have been choreographed and tailored accordingly. It was a conscious decision to create our own niche using Kalaripayattu as the background of an MMA fighter. The action in the film is new, original, and path-breaking. It will certainly inspire action junkies all over the world. The fans of the action genre will enjoy watching the sequences as much as I did performing them.”
The movie marks the 5th collaboration of Vidyut and producer Vipul Shah. Shah said that the makers have created different sets for different action sequences.
Sanak featuring Vidyut and Rukmini Maitra also stars Neha Dhupia in a special performance along with Chandan Roy Sanyal in a pivotal role. The movie will be presented by Zee Studios in association with Sunshine Pictures.