Rip-off 1992 star Pratik Gandhi to play R&AW agent in ’70s spy thriller For Your Eyes Solely; sequence, impressed by real-life occasions, to roll subsequent month
After ‘Rip-off 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story’ (2020) and ‘The Nice Indian Homicide’, Pratik Gandhi has zeroed in on his third net sequence. Subsequent month, the actor will start filming ‘For Your Eyes Solely’. One hears that the Netflix present—produced by Sejal Shah and Bhavesh Mandalia, the creators of ‘Critical Males’ (2020) and ‘Decoupled’ (2021)—shall be an espionage thriller set within the ’70s, with Gandhi portraying an R&AW agent.
Mounted on a grand scale, the story of ‘For Your Eyes Solely’ travels throughout India and all the way in which to Budapest because the protagonist goes undercover to search out and neutralise safety threats to the nation. A unit member informs, “Backed by Sejal and Bhavesh’s manufacturing home, The Bombay Fables Movement Photos, the challenge will roll on October 1. An elaborate set is being put up in Mumbai, which would be the venue for the primary schedule. After that, the crew will transfer to Delhi, Rajasthan and Visakhapatnam, earlier than heading to Budapest. Will probably be a start-to-finish schedule of over 40 days.”
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Sejal Shah and Bhavesh Mandalia
The sequence additionally stars Rajat Kapoor, Tillottama Shome, Sunny Hinduja, and Kritika Kamra. Consistent with the type of the ’70s, Gandhi will sport a unique look. “The designer and make-up groups have already created the seems to be of the first characters, together with that of then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and RN Kao, the primary chief of India’s exterior intelligence company. Whereas many movies have depicted spies as suave and trendy, this story stays genuine, depicting Pratik’s character and different R&AW brokers as on a regular basis males whose job requires them to mix into the group. The topic has been researched for over a yr. The creators together with Gaurav Shukla and director Sumit Purohit need it to be genuine and gritty. Vital real-life occasions of that decade shall be depicted.”
The supply provides that ‘For Your Eyes Solely’ shall be one of many largest drama sequence sanctioned by Netflix India, moreover Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heeramandi. “A overseas DoP has been employed. The price range too is steep as units resembling sure cities of Pakistan shall be constructed for essential sequences. The title is derived from the truth that when the intelligence businesses ship confidential paperwork to the prime minister, they’re all the time put in an envelope with the phrases ‘For Your Eyes Solely’ written on them.”
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