The road sure seemed like a longer one between now and last year’s Toronto premiere for Vasan Bala’s The Man Who Feels No Pain. The reason for such windows apart from any sort of meticulous and otherwise necessary film bureaucracy is beyond me, but at long last, moviegoers are just a few weeks away from seeing Abhimanyu Dassani and actress Radhika Madan light up the big screen, Rope-A-Dope style through the efforts of action stylists Eric Jacobus and Dennis Ruel.
March 21 is the date for cinephiles and moviegoers keen on the festival scene and the innovative workings of Eric Jacobus whose vision for supple, creative and high-energy action direction and fight choreography has made him one of the most innovative and sought after stunt professionals in the world.
Directing for over a decade to date, filmmaker and prolific screenwriter Abhishek Chaubey has seen nary a critical bomb with credits like Ishiqiya and Udta Punjab to his name. He’s back at the helm now for his latest, Sonchiriya, and with an official trailer signaling an epic dacoit tale about a band of 1970’s rebels fighting to survive against rivaling gangs and the military in the desolate Chambal valley, which is also where the film was shot.