Transforming real life research to cinema was a real challenge – ‘ISIS’ director Yuvraj Kumar
Mumbai, 21st Sept 2017 – Yuvraj Kumar, a Whistling Woods International alumni, is gearing up for his upcoming film ‘ISIS – Enemies of Humanity’ and says that transforming the real life research, on violent Jihadist millitant group into a cinema was a real challenge.
Yuvraj Kumar who hails from a defense background has exposed the commanders of an ISIS camp who indoctrinates the youth for violent act of terror all across the world in his upcoming film ‘ISIS- Enemies of Humanity’.
ISIS has been declared as a Terrorist organization by the United Nations and various other individual countries.
“I am a student of World Politics. Thus when terror attacks gained momentum, it was very natural for me to start looking into it deeply. And through my research on this menace in the era of the 21stcentury, I gained an in depth learning about the ideologies practiced by terrorist groups.
Finally, all this had to be turned into cinema and transforming this real life research into a cinematic story line was sure a challenge. It had to be a form of cinema that would engage, entertain but at the same time challenge the violent terrorist ideology and present a solution towards world peace. Most importantly instead of biased judging of people who joined the terrorist groups, gaining a practical insight on what were the factors that made them do so, was a major responsibility of the film.” said Yuvraj in an interview on Saturday.
Giving an in-depth insight about his research work Yuvraj said, “During my research I instinctively started following various websites promoted by terrorist states, watching videos on speeches by the radicals and terrorists like Maulana Masood Azhar, started talking to ex army officers who had caught jihadis. I opened up conversations with various people on these subjects, who I thought would add more insight.
In this process I had long conversations with taxi drivers in Dubai, and drivers from Afghanistan and Pakistan, whose relatives had been a part of some or the other extremist Jihadi group. Thus the research had been intensive and in diverse forms.”
The backdrop of the film speaks volumes about the functioning of ISIS which is a terrorist group playing havoc across the globe. It exposes the commanders of an ISIS Camp, who Indoctrinate the youth for violent acts. The film outlines the sheer importance of Islam in its purest form & defies Islam which is projected by anti-social elements of the world.
The film stars Rahul Dev, Rasheed Naaz, Yuvraj Kumar, Manon Faure and Harish Bhimani. Directed by Yuvraj Kumar under the banner of Atlantic Films is slated to release on 29th September, 2017.