Director Sriram Raghavan, and Producer Dinesh Vijan, the duo behind the successful revenge thriller, Badlapur are going to collaborating again to tell the life story of second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, who was a posthumous recipient of Param Vir Chakra. The shooting for the movie is going to begin in 2019, and the cast is being finalized, with the announcement expected soon. Arun was born in October 14 1950, and he contributed to the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971. He was from Pune, Maharashtra. He achieved martyrdom in the Battle of Basantar. He was a part of the 47th Infantry Brigade of the Indian Army, and destroyed 10 Pakistani tanks before he succumbed to his injuries.
His life story, is a testament of valor and pride for the country, that made him, even in the dire circumstances fight off the enemy by putting his life in danger. The movie is another part of the recent tradition of making biopics about Indian personalities that have contributed to its development, or made an impact across the world by their actions. Arun is an important figure in history whose story should be made known to the people of the country.
Sriram Raghavan is one of the best directors in Bollywood, having made cult classics like Ek Hasina Thi, Johnny Gaddar, and the uber successful Badlapur. Raghavan is currently shooting for his upcoming movie, Shoot the Piano player, starring Ayushmann Khurrana. In the movie, Ayushmann is playing a visually impaired musician. Not much is known about the movie, but the buzz is that it is going to be an offbeat comedy drama, which is going to challenge the viewers. Raghavan is known for his intense and dramatic movies that often use violence to challenge the viewers about the characters, and the new biopic is surely going to add another potentially great movie in his filmography.
After #Badlapur, director Sriram Raghavan and producer Dinesh Vijan team up once again… Will bring on screen the spectacular life of Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal… Posthumous recipient of Param Vir Chakra… Starts 2019… Cast under finalization… Official announcement: pic.twitter.com/gn20T0F9U7
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 18, 2018