The world digital premiere of ‘Chup: Revenge of The Artist’ is all set for Zee5 Global November 25 after the thriller made waves on cinema screens around the world.
A tribute to Guru Dutt, the film chronicles the story of a psychopath killer targeting film critics. It is a fast-paced watch that raises many questions on the ethics of criticism. Can an artist's fate be decided by the opinions of a few? And on the other hand, can art exist and evolve without being critiqued? ‘Chup: Revenge of The Artist’ is a unique narrative supported by great performances and stimulating cinematography that will leave you at the edge of your seat.
Sunny Deol, who portrays the character of Inspector Arvind Mathur, said: “It was more like solving a jigsaw puzzle. The movie will be available on ZEE5 Global in five different languages and without revealing much I urge the audience to watch the film.
“It will leave you wide eyed with the deception and suspense.”
His co-star Dulquer Salmaan says stepping into the shoes of the twisted character of Danny has been his most experimental role till date.
He said: “The narrative delves into every layer of a criminal's mind, challenging the viewers’ psyche and morality in the process. ‘Chup: Revenge of the Artist’ is not your usual detective drama. The relentless and heart stopping thriller will amp up your expectations.”
Shreya Dhanwanthary, who plays the female lead in the film, sees the film as a love story of cinema.
She said: “A love story of two people who find each other in a world of blood and gore. A love story with Guru Dutt. A love story of finding art in murder. The rousing turn of events, the twists and turns will keep you begging for the climax.
“Portraying the character of Playing Nila, who is an aspiring film critic was refreshing. She loves cinema as much as I, in real life, do. As actors, we are at the receiving end of the work of film critics but rarely get a chance to see the other side. I had a great time playing Nila on-screen.”
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With Amit Trivedi and Sneha Khanwalkar’s melodious tunes and S.D. Burman's songs in the backdrop, the thriller will be available to viewers across 190+ countries in Hindi and other languages.
Director R. Balki said: “It is an ode to the sensitive artist and Guru Dutt is right on top of that list. I have had the story for a long time and I am glad I finally wrote it.
“Guru Dutt’s finest work, ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’, was heavily criticised, the film failed and he didn’t make a film after that. While tearing art apart, few think about the sensitivity of the artist. ‘Chup’ is a story that examines the insensitivity towards an artist’s work and also the flaw in the reaction of the artist towards such criticism. It's a film about the dangerous consequences of mistaking responsibility for power.”
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Produced by Dr Jayantilal Gada’s PEN Studio, Gauri Shinde, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and Anil Naidu’s Hope Production, the film also features Pooja Bhatt and Saranya Ponvannan in supporting roles and has Amitabh Bachchan in a special cameo.
Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, said: “Thrillers have done extremely well for us as a genre and have attracted diaspora audiences worldwide in both film and drama forms.
“At ZEE5 Global, we are happy to now introduce an all-new fast-paced thriller, ‘Chup: Revenge of the Artist’, and this is bound to have our audiences on the edge of their seats.”