In Anurag Kashyap’s “Mukkabaaz” (Boxer), the sport is out of focus – a sort of diffused background that serves to highlight the social and political ills the director wants to emphasize in this 155-minute film. Shravan (Vineet Singh) is a boxer in Bareilly (a town in Uttar Pradesh), training under his despotic coach Bhagwan Mishra (Jimmy Sheirgill), who would rather have his wards run errands and cook meals for him than train seriously.
In his latest film, director Anurag Kashyap focuses on sports and politics in small-town India, with the story of a young boxer’s struggle to make it big. Kashyap, 45, spoke to Reuters about “Mukkabaaz”, why he doesn’t like Bollywood biopics, and whether his Phantom Films production house has strayed from what it set out to achieve. A: It’s a film about sports, but it’s an honest sports film. Q: What do you mean by that? A: I mean that we turn everything into formula. Even our biopics are not honest.
In case people haven’t noticed, Amitabh Bachchan has stopped giving interviews since the second half of 2017. Even when his 75th birthday arrived, he was steadfast in his resolve to stay mum. When he makes up his mind to do something, no mountain can move Mr. B to change his mind. And no one had better try either. This year, Mr. B has decided to train for his role as a football coach in Nagraj Manjule’s “Jhund”, although he is not required to play much football on camera for the film.
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