After delivering a game-changer film and one of the biggest hits of the year 2023, ‘The Kerala Story‘, producer Vipul Amrutlal Shah, director Sudipto Sen, and actress Adah Sharma are all set to bring another shocking, bold, and true story to life with ‘Bastar: The Naxal Story‘.
The makers have announced the release date: 15 March 2024. The first-look posters of the film were also unveiled today, featuring Adah Sharma as I.G. Neerja Madhvan, who leads the fight against the Naxal menace in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.
Adah Sharma Launches Posters of Bastar: The Naxal Story With Date
The lead actress Adah Sharma posted the thrilling posters on her Instagram account. The first poster shows a horrifying scene of people dangling from ropes, dead. The second poster reveals her as a commando with fierce expressions and a weapon. Wearing a black T-shirt, military pants, and a safety vest, she appears to portray a powerful female character as the I.G. Neerja Madhavan.
About Bastar: The Naxal Story
The film is based on the real stories of the Naxals of Chhattisgarh, who are waging a war against the state and the mining mafia, exploiting the tribal people and the natural resources of Bastar. The film promises to expose the dark and brutal realities of Naxalism, and the challenges faced by the security forces and the local population. The film also stars Raima Sen, Yashpal Sharma, Shilpa Shukla, and Vijay Krishna in pivotal roles.
Directed by Sudipto Sen, and starring Adah Sharma in the central role, the movie began shooting last October and quickly wrapped up with a release date in the next two months. The film was previously slated for an April release but has now preponed to March
The Kerala Story crossed 300 crores at box office
The Kerala Story, which released in March 2023, was a critical and commercial success, earning over Rs. 300 crore at the box office. The film was based on the true stories of three young girls from Kerala, who were coerced into converting to Islam and joining the Islamic State. The film received praise for its bold and realistic portrayal of the issue of radicalisation and terrorism, and Adah Sharma’s performance as Fatima Ba, a former Hindu woman who becomes a suicide bomber, was recognised.
Bastar: The Naxal Story is produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah and co-produced by Aashin A. Shah, under the banner of Sunshine Pictures. The film is scheduled for a worldwide theatrical release on March 15, 2024.
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