Nagraj Manjule makes his Bollywood debut with Amitabh Bachchan starrer Jhund. The film is a biopic based on the life of Vijay Barse, who founded the NGO, Slum Soccer.
Manjule’s Marathi films Fandry and Sairat were remarkable because they showed us meaningful cinema could be commercially successful. Manjule’s films are rooted, and are essentially anti caste. His previous film Sairat was remade as Dhadak in Bollywood.
.@SrBachchan leads this #Jhund! Directed by the very talented Nagraj Manjule, set to release on 20th September 2019.#KrishanKumar #RaajHiremath #SavitaRajHiremath @NagrajManjule @TSeries @tandavfilms @aatpaat pic.twitter.com/Y4LOkXSJ0d
— Bhushan Kumar (@itsBhushanKumar) February 19, 2019
Replying to a fan, yesterday, Bachchan had said that there was no confusion over Jhund’s release date and that it will be announced today.
no confusion on release date .. wait till tomorrow https://t.co/GWSxlZeNxJ
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 20, 2020
The teaser features a crew of young men walking purposefully down a market place even as the fabulous Ajay-Atul’s music sets fire to the visuals. Jhund will release on May 8, 2020.
Watch the teaser here: