Exclusive News By Jyothi Venkatesh
Ever since the COVID-19 lockdown fell upon us, we have been forced to deal with the issues in our homes. Whereas before we could’ve easily escaped it by going out somewhere, now we cannot. Probably the most affected by this are the teenagers of the world. Along with the daily struggles of their lives, they have to deal with the older generation that is their parents, who have their own set of problems they need to take care of. It is a time where everyone has to deal with not only themselves, but also others all at once. Keeping all this in mind, Suttabaazi is the perfect film for current times,with it’s sharp writing and emotional conflicts, and is a heartwarming tale of a family stuck in lockdown and how they try to keep themselves sane, while making sure they do their respective duties of the household.
Directed by 9-time international award-winning director Kabeer Khurana, the son of director Kireet Khurana and also the grandson of filmmaker Bhim Sen,the film stars Sushmita Sen’s daughter Renee Sen in her debut, along with Komal Chhabbria(who has worked in films like Padmaavat, Sui Dhaaga, Good Newss and Mardaani 2, along with several web series) essaying the role of her mother, and Rahul Vohra(Made In Heaven, Swades and Monsoon Wedding among etc) as her father. The film deals extensively with women empowerment and does so through the bond between the three flawed-yet-admirable members of the household. It is also a commentary on the different ideals that the two separate generations are invested in. It is a short film written by Kabeer himself, along with Kanishk Devgan. An Exposition Pictures’ venture, the film’s trailer is all set to release on the 19th of November.
Talking about the film, producer Simran Lakhanpal says, “I’m all for empowerment, but somewhere along the line Suttabaazi has a deeper underlying meaning. You need to scratch below the surface. Our caste is a brilliant ensemble of actors. Rahul Vohra and Komal Chhabria are veterans and we’re proud to launch Renee Sen, whose vibrancy is infectious.” Her co-producer Ramneek Sawhney says, “Suttabaazi is a breakthrough in beliefs and relationships. It’s when the impossible becomes possible.
This is beautifully portrayed by the actors, who are all very dissimilar to each other. Renee Sen’s energetic portrayal as the carefree youngster is in direct contrast to her old-school parents played by veteran actors Rahul Vohra and Komal Chhabria. There is buzz in the air as we are excited to announce the launch of Renee Sen.”