We have more sports films than medals: Anurag Kashyap

Angelo Anderson
December 7, 2017

As the protagonist set out on his journey to achieve his dream to be a national champion, the film unfolds the reality of the flawed infrastructure in the country's sports scene that does not allow India to make a global mark in athletics.

During the launch of the film's trailer here on Thursday, Vineet said: "I spent three years going door-to-door to find a director to make the film after writing the story".

From what can be figured out from the riveting 2 minute 42 second-long trailer, "Mukkabaaz" is a love story between Saman Singh (Vineet Kumar Singh) and Sunaina (Zoya Hussain) set in a small town of Uttar Pradesh.

"We have more sports movies than medals". Why is it happening?


"There is a problem in our sports system". Through the film, I am showing the real condition of the sport of boxing and the social background of the players who are coming to play it. "I call it the most pro-sports film", added the director. With earnest performers like Singh, Ravi Kishan and of course, Shergill, it is safe to say that there is very little that could go wrong in the film; however, the story must act as a proper foil for these actors to shine.

But it is not just the administration, but also people, in general, who should be blamed for disrespecting the sportspersons, who bring pride to the country.

"That is the question that I want to ask - We celebrate cricket internationally, but not a sport like boxing..." The film comes from that irony. "So we chose to do both films", said Kashyap. Its only in our country that the sportsmen travel in economy class and the people taking them fly business class. "The irony exists only in our country and then we expect medals", said Anurag Kashyap. So, the casteism that you see in the film is as real as it looks. "Mukkabaaz" is slated to hit the screens on January 12, 2018. "So, the various layers of the narration are basically revolving around that", said Kashyap, known for films like Black Friday (2007), Gangs of Wassepur (2012) and Ugly (2014). "So, this film comments on that too but never gets overshadowed by it".

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