"Best Ensembles Since Maqbool": Hansal Mehta Heaps Praise On Anubhav Sinha's 'Bheed'

Director Anubhav Sinha's upcoming drama 'Bheed' will release in the theatres on Friday.

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By Entertainment Desk |
 Thursday March 23, 2023
Rajkummar Rao
Director Anubhav Sinha's upcoming drama 'Bheed' will release in the theatres on Friday.

'Bheed' which has been directed by Anubhav Sinha will release in the theatres on Friday (March 24) and ahead of the movie release, director Hansal Mehta, who is known for directing major projects like 'Scam 1992', 'Shahid' and 'Omerta' gave a shoutout to the Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar-starrer, saying the new Hindi Bollywood movie has the "best ensembles since Maqbool." For the unversed, 'Bheed' will show the plight of migrant workers when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 in 2020.

Taking to Twitter, Hansal Mehta wrote: "#Bheed in theatres tomorrow. This film besides being an important document of our times is dramatic and engaging with perhaps one of the best ensembles since Maqbool. @RajkummarRao is superlative in his portrayal of a conflicted ‘in-charge’. @anubhavsinha is on top of his game."

"Pankajji, Virubhai, Ashutosh Rana, Aditya Shrivastava, Bhumi and the entire cast put together by @CastingChhabra is terrific. Particularly heartbreaking is Aditi Subedi. Don’t miss #Bheed," he said in another tweet. 

The cast of 'Bheed' includes Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar, Pankaj Kapur, Ashutosh Rana, Dia Mirza, Virendra Saxena, Aditya Shrivastava, Kritika Kamra and Karan Pandit.

For the unversed, 'Maqbool' had released in 2004 and the cast of the movie included Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapoor, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, and Piyush Mishra. The movie received criticial acclaim. The film directed by Vishal Bharadwaj is an adaptation of Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth'. 

Talking about 'Bheed', director Anubhav Sinha had told Variety: "‘Bheed’ is a story of the most perilous times which changed everything for humanity. The key objective of shooting the film in black and white was to showcase how the visuals of the social disparity during India’s lockdown were strikingly similar to what people went through during the 1947 India partition." 

In the ‘Bheed’ trailer, Rajkummar Rao's character says: "Justice is always in the hands of the powerful. If the powerless served justice, justice would be different."

The 'Bheed' trailer opened with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation, in which he had announced that a full lockdown would be enforced.

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