Anubhav Sinha’s Bheed has been making waves since the release of its first teaser. The film promises to showcase the plight of the marginalised population during the Covid-19 pandemic. The teaser had drawn comparisons with the partition of the country, stating how the pandemic divided the society on the basis of their class. The second teaser, released recently, talks about how things have always been ‘unfair’ for the poor and how it was also during the lockdown. The promo also introduces the cast of the film, which includes Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Kapur, Bhumi Pednekar, Dia Mirza, Kritika Kamra, and Ashutosh Rana.
The opening of the teaser is a stark reminder of the heartbreaking visuals we witnessed during the lockdown. The footage of migrant workers on the road, heading back home, with tired faces and hungry children being dragged on their parents’ luggage, is an emotional gut-punch. The voiceover by Rajkummar Rao explains how these workers moved to the city because there were no facilities in their village, and how they came back because the city had no facilities to keep them during the lockdown. The voiceover further states that nothing is ever fair for the poor, and they always have to bear the brunt of the system. However, now, it’s time they set things right for themselves.
The teaser then introduces the characters of Bheed. Kritika Kamra plays a journalist, Bhumi Pednekar is a doctor, and Rajkummar Rao will be seen as a policeman. Ashutosh Rana seems to essay a government employee, while Pankaj Kapur and Dia Mirza’s profession is not shown in the clip. Shot across Lucknow, the sociopolitical drama will be a black-and-white film, which will hit cinema halls on March 24.
The decision to shoot the film in black and white is a bold move, and Anubhav Sinha has explained the rationale behind it. In an earlier statement, he said, “The key objective of shooting the film in black and white was to showcase how the visuals of the social disparity during India’s Lockdown were strikingly similar to what people went through during the 1947 India Partition. This story is about people whose lives changed in a snap, and the colors from their lives were lost when the border was drawn within the country.”
The pandemic has been an unprecedented event in our lifetime, and its impact has been felt by everyone. However, it is the marginalised population that has been hit the hardest. The lockdown exposed the deep-seated social and economic inequalities that exist in our society, and Bheed promises to bring those to the fore. The film aims to highlight how the pandemic has further widened the gap between the haves and the have-nots.
The cast of Bheed is an impressive one, and it is clear that Anubhav Sinha has brought together some of the best actors in the industry. Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Kapur, Bhumi Pednekar, Dia Mirza, Kritika Kamra, and Ashutosh Rana are all incredibly talented actors who have delivered some of the finest performances in recent times. It will be interesting to see how they bring their characters to life and how they navigate the complex themes of the film.
Anubhav Sinha is a filmmaker who is known for his socially relevant films. He has tackled issues such as caste, religion, and communalism in his previous films, and Bheed promises to be another hard-hitting film. Sinha has a knack for making films that resonate with the audience, and his ability to bring out the best in his actors is unmatched. It is no wonder that the