Director of Toolsidas Junior, Mridul has mentioned that he based mostly the film on his personal story, and had even deliberate a particular screening of the film his father and actor Rajiv Kapoor. However, each died earlier than the film could possibly be screened. Rajiv died in February 2021, earlier than the film might launch. Toolsidas Junior additionally stars Sanjay Dutt and Varun Buddhadev in necessary roles.
Toolsidas Junior follows younger Mridul in his bid to reclaim his father’s misplaced glory and win an necessary snooker match on his behalf. While Varun performed the titular character, Rajiv Kapoor performed his father, a personality based mostly on the director’s father. It was Rajiv’s comeback to appearing after over three many years.
Speaking concerning the matter of his film, Mridul mentioned, “Snooker has been a really pivotal a part of my life, particularly due to the reminiscences it beholds with my father. Toolsidas Junior depicts some of the cherished components of my life. I fought arduous to carry my father glory again then and I wanted to do the identical by making Toolsidas Junior.”
He added, “When the film was nearly prepared, I had determined to prepare a particular preview of the film for my father with Rajiv Kapoor sir, as he performs my father’s character on display screen. Unfortunately, Rajiv sir left us in February final yr and quickly after that, even my father handed away. However, they each did see the ultimate lower individually earlier than they left us. I’m glad each their reminiscences would reside perpetually within the type of Toolsidas Junior.”
Ashutosh Gowariker, who produced the film, additionally mentioned, “When Mridul got here to me with the script, I did not comprehend it was his story, I solely felt it was a film I wanted to make. The uncooked and relatable feelings of Midi’s story discovered a spot in my coronary heart and once I learnt it was Mridul’s personal journey, I might realise why the honesty and coronary heart in it felt so pure. We usually say cinema is a mirrored image of society, Toolsidas Junior positively mirrors the fact in probably the most interesting method.”
Ashutosh produced Toolsidas Junior in collaboration with Bhushan Kumar’s T Series. Toolsidas Junior launched on Netflix on May 23 and was the final film that includes Rajiv Kapoor that launched months after his loss of life.