The trailer of Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu’s courtroom drama, Mulk, is out. The plot of the film revolves around a joint family from a small town in India, who are out to reclaim their honour after being embroiled in a controversy. The film tackles the issue of Islamophobia and the good Muslim, bad Muslim perspective.
The trailer opens with bomb blasts following which Prateik Babbar’ Shahid is identified as a terror suspect. Soon enough, Shahid’s family comes under the scanner. Rishi Kapoor plays the family’s patriarch – Murad Ali Mohammed, who sets out to clear his name. Taapsee Pannu’s Aarti Mohammed is a lawyer who helps him in his fight for justice. Murad’s family find themselves in a precarious position – they have to prove their loyalty to a country that has accused them of being jihadis. Ashutosh Rana is the prosecution lawyer.
The trailer ends with Rishi Kapoor saying, “This country is as much my home as yours. Even if you can’t differentiate between my beard and Osama bin Laden’s beard, I still have the right to a fair trial.”
Mulk is set to release on August 3. A Benaras Media Works presentation, the film is directed by Anubhav Sinha, who has previously directed films such as Tum Bin, Gulaab Gang. Talking about the film, the director told The Hindu, “Hindu-Muslim riots were a yearly event from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s. I was in Benaras then and belonged to the majority. Then I went to Aligarh Muslim University to study engineering. In Aligarh city too Hindu-Muslim riots were an annual event, but this time I was a minority. I have seen the divide between both sides and have a take on it. The film is that take.”
The film also stars Rajat Kapoor and Neena Gupta. Prateik Babbar, who recently opened up about his battle with drug addiction, was last seen in a small role in Baaghi 2.
Watch the trailer: