MUMBAI: With theatres set to open in Maharashtra soon, Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut’s upcoming action film ‘Dhaakad’ has been set to premiere on April 8, 2022. It was previously scheduled to be released on October 1, 2021.
The film, which was shot on a large scale, was directed by Razneesh Razy Ghai and produced by Deepak Mukut and Sohel Maklai. It’s a high-octane spy thriller starring Arjun Rampal, Divya Dutta, and a slew of other talented actors.
Ranaut plays Agent Agni in the film, in which she tackles the thorny subject of child trafficking and female exploitation. The film’s first trailer, shot in Bhopal, Budapest, and Mumbai, sets the tone for a gory, gritty, pacy thriller.
When asked about the film’s release date, Ranaut stated, “‘Dhaakad’ is the type of film that should be seen in theatres. It’s a deeply moving subject, and we’ve created it on a scale that only theatres could handle. The layered storey at its heart needs to reach out to the masses, and I am confident that the film will speak to women of all ages. On April 8, the audience will have the opportunity to meet Agent Agni.”
Ghai added, “‘Dhaakad’ is a special movie that will always have my heart.” We wanted to put our best foot forward as a group. My goal was to make ‘Dhaakad’ on par with international action films. Throughout, our producers were a pillar of strength for us. It was an extremely difficult film to make. I am so excited for the audience to witness Agni’s rage and fury.
“Ranaut’s look from the film was also launched along with the release date at producer Mukut’s birthday party at an event in Juhu. The proud producer said, “It was important for us to redefine industry norms with this film. A woman shouldering a film of this nature and this budget sets a new standard in Bollywood. I am so excited that the world will experience a film we have been living with for years now. We have done our best to make sure it’s a world-class product and my actors and director made sure that we don’t settle for less.”
Producer Maklai praised Ranaut’s performance in the film, saying, “We had a grand vision for a film, and we couldn’t have asked for a better team to bring it to life. Kangana has done an excellent job. It’s the kind of cool, slick action film that will change the face of Bollywood’s female-led action films. It’s packed with entertainment, and I hope people enjoy watching it as much as we did making it.”
The stunts in the film were designed by an international team, and the camerawork was done by Tetsuo Nagata, an award-winning Japanese cinematographer who has worked on many Hollywood action films.
‘Dhaakad’ will be presented by Soham Rockstar Entertainment Pvt Ltd in association with Kamal Mukut, Sohel Maklai Productions and Asylum films.