Ali Fazal, Tabu in the trailer for ‘Khufiya’

Ali Fazal, Tabu within the trailer for ‘Khufiya’

Netflix India on Monday debuted the trailer for Vishal Bhardwaj’s Khufiya. The movie, starring Ali Fazal, Tabu and Wamiqa Gabbi, is a moody espionage thriller primarily based on actual occasions.

Khufiya is customized from the 2012 novel Escape to Nowhere by Amar Bhushan, the previous chief of the counter-espionage unit of Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), India’s exterior intelligence company.

The ebook presents a fictionalized account of the case of Rabinder Singh, a former R&AW spy suspected of being a CIA mole. In 2004, Singh escaped from Delhi regardless of being intently surveilled by his superiors.

The trailer opens on the R&AW headquarters in New Delhi in 2004. “We have a mole within the company,” says a voiceover as we monitor the actions of Ravi Mohan (Ali Fazal), suspected of betraying his nation by purloin top-secret paperwork for a overseas energy. Ravi is being intently watched by a group of counter-espionage spies, led by Krishna Mehra (Tabu). His spouse (performed by Wamiqa Gabbi) and younger son are below fixed surveillance too, at the same time as Ravi maintains his innocence. “I’m a bloody patriot,” he avows aggressively.

The world of Khufiya unfolds in a shroud of intrigue, betrayals and shut shaves. The latter half of the trailer centres on Ravi’s eventual and daring escape out of the nation. It additionally introduces a mysterious character performed by Bangladeshi actor Azmeri Haque Badhon. We additionally meet Ashish Vidyarthi representing the R&AW prime brass.

“I’ve all the time been very fascinated with the world of espionage and am actually excited to discover this style with Khufiya,” Vishal Bhardwaj stated in a assertion. “This movie gave me a probability to reunite with Tabu, and work for the very first time with two very gifted actors – Ali Fazal and Wamiqa Gabbi. It additionally marks my first inventive collaboration with Netflix which has been each thrilling and rewarding.”

Khufiya will premiere on Netflix on October 5.

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