The film, set in Lucknow, belongs to a genre that not been explored much in Bollywood. The plot centres around the arrival of the first mobile phone in India from Germany.
This generates fiery interest among all the security agencies in the country – and the phone arrives on June 25, 1975 – the day the Supreme Court decreed Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s election null and void and asked her to step down. The Indian Government declares a state of Emergency. Democracy is suspended. There is chaos all around.
Kay Kay transforms into a new, cunning, brutally honest and vicious avatar in the film as men in and out of uniform and criminals try to manipulate events to control the mobile device, which symbolizes the future. In 1975, the mobile phone was an object from space fiction.
The trailer of the film has just been released and Bollywood insiders say Kay Kay Menon in the retro role is stunning.
The film’s title San’ 75 Pachhattar comes from the timeline of its story and how the mobile telephone was the start of an era of free flowing information and thought.
When asked about the story, Kay Kay only said cryptically: ““One of them works within the system, the second person is outside it and the third is the system.”
Directed by Navneet Behal, San ’75 Pachhattar releases in theaters on July 1, 2016. The film also stars veterans Tom Alter, Pravessh Rana and Kirti Kulhari in prominent roles. – CINEWS