Today saw the release of the trailer for Anubhav Sinha’s Covid-19 lockdown drama Bheed. Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar, Pankaj Kapur, Dia Mirza, Ashutosh Rana, and Kritika Kamra are among the actors who appear in the movie.
The trailer opens with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, “Tonight, from 12am, the entire country will be in complete lockdown. We witness images of migrant workers traveling on foot between their cities and hometowns. The character of Rajkummar Rao is introduced. He portrays a police officer helping the workers. “The powerful always hold the reins of justice. Justice would be different if it was handed to the weak, he preaches.
Moreover, Dia Mirza is seen speaking to what appears to be her child in a car while announcing that the borders have been closed. Yet, Kritika Kamra’s journalist character explicitly states, “I regard this as India’s Partition,” despite the analogies being present in the teaser. A guy played by Pankaj Kapur declines assistance from a Muslim couple and accuses them of fomenting “Corona jihad.”
Bhumi is seen portraying the part of a doctor.
Remarkably, nobody in the trailer dons a mask.Director Anubhav Sinha said, “Bheed is a very special film, it is a story that needs to be told with honesty and compassion. The film is shot in Black and White because I wanted to capture the pulse of our nation at the time when we were going through a very difficult period in the lockdown. As we were coping with different issues, there was a section of our society that was neglected and invisible to us. Bheed is trying to bring their story to light and to make them visible to a society that has forgotten them.”
Talking about the film, Rajkummar Rao shares, “Bheed is a film that captures the essence of the 2020 India Lockdown and the struggles faced by millions of people across the country and the world. It is a story of hope and resilience in the face of adversity. I am grateful to be a part of such a powerful project and can’t wait for audiences to experience this unique cinematic journey.”