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Srijit Mukherjee’s ‘Zulfiqar’ Is A Tribute To ‘The Godfather’

The National Award-winning director Srijit Mukherjee’s ‘Zulfiqar’ is one of the most-awaited movies scheduled to hit the screen on October 7. Prior to its release, the director reveals his upcoming movie is a tribute to ‘Godfather’ that Julius Caesar being his favourite play, he has always wanted it to adapt it on the silver screen, also says it was a conscious decision to split Mark Antony’s character.

 

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The movie is a film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caeser’ and ‘Antony And Cleopatra’. “It’s a tribute to The Godfather (1972). This is my first film on underworld and it has to be a tribute to The Godfather,” smiles the Rajkahini director. The fim stars Prosenjit Chatterjee, Dev, Kaushik Sen, Parambrata, Ankush Paoli, Nusrat, and Jisshu Sengupta in lead roles.

 

 

SRIJIT MUKHERJI, DIRECTOR – Both the plays talk about power and I thought it would be apt to set it in the underworld, where power rules supreme. Never have anyone made a Bengali film set against the backdrop of the underworld. I always try to come out of my comfort zone and do something different. This time, I have done the same.

 

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“Both the plays talk about power and I thought it would be apt to set it in underworld, where power rules supreme. Never has anyone made a Bengali film set against the backdrop of the underworld. I always try to come out of my comfort zone and do something different. This time, I have done the same. Luckily till now, the audience has been with me. They have made six out of my eight films blockbusters. I have always enjoyed both box-office success and critical acclaim which won me National awards. So, who will experiment if not me?” he added.

Sources: hindustantimes