“Rashmi Rocket” a dramatized account of the struggles of female athletes, according to the director
Her upcoming film ‘Rashmi Rocket’ draws inspiration from not one but many female athletes who are subjected to the archaic but ‘widespread’ practice of gender testing in sports, film director Akarsh said. Khurana.
Located in Kutch, Gujarat, ” Rashmi Rocket ” stars Taapsee Pannu in the title role of a gifted athlete who faces discrimination for not being conventionally ” female ”.
Khurana, known for ” Karwaan ” and ” Mismatched ”, directed the film which is based on an original story by Southern filmmaker Nanda Periyasamy.
“It’s not based on the life of one person. It is inspired by the struggles of various female, Indian and international athletes. What’s interesting is that when faced with a situation like gender testing and things like that, our knowledge is only limited to a few high-profile cases that may have made the news.
But what’s most interesting is that Nanda, who is from Tamil Nadu, (shared) there are so many cases in villages and other states that we are not even aware of. All of this often happens under the radar, but it’s a widespread practice, ”the director told PTI in a Zoom interview. Besides the fact that some people in real life have gone through this practice, this is a completely fictitious version of events. It’s a completely different story … The circumstances of the gender test and the events after the test are completely created and it’s not like nobody’s life, ” he added.
When embarking on the project, the Mumbai-born director said he knew the film explored an issue that required a sensitive approach.
The creators weren’t looking for the story to be made in a melodramatic way. It had to be done in a more gentle and subtle way. We have made an entertaining and gripping film that might give you pause for thought, ”he said.
The film also stars Priyanshu Painyuli, Supriya Pathak Kapur, Abhishek Banerjee and Supriya Pilgaonkar.
Khurana, who described the film as a mix of courtroom drama, sports history and mature romance, said he enjoyed the process of incorporating these elements “organically” into the script.
The film is written by Periyasamy, Aniruddha Guha and Kanika Dhillon.
Overall, “Rashmi Rocket” is a human story, the filmmaker said. This is about a woman who becomes a famous athlete and eventually finds herself in a situation where she has to go to court. Throughout this there is a wonderful relationship not only with a man, but also with his mother. She has an almost enviable relationship with the man in her life, played by Priyanshu, ” he added. Produced by RSVP and Mango People Media, the film is heading for a digital premiere on ZEE5 on October 15.
Even though theaters in Maharashtra, a prime market for Bollywood, are slated to reopen from October 22, the director said the directors had made a “wise decision” to post “Rashmi Rocket” on the streaming service. He thinks it was in the best interest of the movie as they didn’t want it to “get lost” in the busy release schedule of big projects like “Sooryavanshi”, “Laal Singh Chadha”, “83 ”, ‘ ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’ ‘, and’ ‘Shamshera’ ‘.
“ By the time the theaters have opened, besides the fact that we understand the fact that what kind of protocols are followed and how many people immediately return to theaters, which is also important that there is a very strong uptake of realizing that there are so many movies that are finished waiting to be released.
Some of them are really big movies. In this kind of rush where everyone is releasing their films, you shouldn’t get lost in the crowd. You don’t want to be in a position where you don’t get a good date, ”Khurana said.
Thanks to the banner, many more people can access “Rashmi Rocket” safely in their homes, he said.
This is an important story. The more people see it, the better it will be, ”added the director.
Khurana is also eagerly awaiting the second season of her Netflix series ” Mismatched ”, starring Prajakta Koli and Rohit Saraf.
The director said fans of the coming-of-age romantic drama will know the protagonists a bit better, as the writers have the freedom to flesh out the characters in the next episode.
The writers have done a tremendous job in moving these trips forward. We will enter a little more into the lives of these characters and their struggles. But it’s still a college love affair.
The old characters are coming back and you’ll see some of them in a new light. There are new characters that I’m really excited about and that will add a lot of fun and value to the series, ” he added.
Netflix has yet to announce a release date for the second season of ‘Mismatched’.
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