Espionage thrillers appear to be the present flavour of Bollywood. Whether it was Raazi, Tiger collection or the quickly to be launched Pathaan, spy thrillers can preserve you to the edge of your seat. Even on OTT, collection like Mukhbir have garnered immense love from the viewers. As one other espionage thriller Mission Majnu drops on OTT at the moment, filmmaker Shantanu Bagchi, holding the fort for the very first time tells ETimes on what it entails to provide you with a soul-stirring, but business spy thriller…
Espionage thrillers is usually a powerful style to grasp. How did you go about selecting a script for the identical, to your directorial debut?

Yes, espionage thrillers is usually a little difficult to get proper, since so many forces come into play. However, like it is with all motion pictures, the script and story play an enormous function. The method you inform the story, shoot the dramatic scenes, convey the proper message, all the pieces goes a good distance in arising with a commercially viable, but high quality product. With Mission Majnu, a relentless try has been made to weave in the hardcore story with the emotional angle. Of course with VFX, songs and so forth, it interprets into the entire package deal.

Patriotic motion pictures usually run the danger of turning overtly caricaturish or jingoistic. How did you make certain to subtly ship the message throughout in Mission Majnu with out letting it flip overtly dramatic?

According to me, much less is more when it comes to depicting patriotism on display. Any over the prime drama, if proven, stems from a spot of inherent worry to make the viewers desperately like the film. Even in Mission Majnu, we’ve made certain that the message is delivered subtly and the characters, although understated, come throughout as robust and resilient.

How did the concept of casting Sidharth and Rashmika come about, contemplating Rashmika is only one film previous in the Hindi movie business?

Any determination to solid a lead pair in the film begins off with an concept, an concept that these two actors will match the function properly. With recent pairings, it is all the time a danger since it may or may not work out. For Sidharth and Rashmika, each of them introduced one thing new to the desk and had an equally robust command over their talent units. Since Rashmika performs a nearly impaired lady on display, she undertook workshops and learnt to prepare dinner blindfolded. Sidharth, who performs an undercover spy, pretending to be a tailor additionally had to take tailoring courses. Apart from this, the film is set in the Nineteen Seventies, so most characters are dressed down and never over the prime, in contrast to conventional Bollywood ‘hero’ and ‘heroine’.


Mission Majnu is a business potboiler, so what made you go for an OTT launch?

Well, the OTT attain is now enormous as hundreds of thousands of individuals can watch content material concurrently, from any half of the world. Language, amongst different parameters is not a barrier since you possibly can watch and luxuriate in virtually any present or film, all thanks to subtitles. Vis-à-vis Mission Majnu, the film is releasing in 190 nations, so it was the greatest method to attain a wider viewers.

Mission Majnu is now streaming on Netflix.

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