Actress Yami Gautam starrer A Thursday is all set for a direct to digital release. It is not yet known which platform the film is releasing on. Helmed by Behzad Khambata, the film is being bankrolled by Ronnie Screwvala‘s RSVP Movies and Premnath Rajagopalan’s Blue Monkey Films. The film marks the first project solely headlined by the actress.
Yami will reportedly play a school teacher named Naina Jaiswal in the thriller film. She reportedly takes 16 toddlers in a school, hostage on a Thursday causing the pubic and media to question her sanity and the possible reason for the heinous act. Although, it is unknown if there is more than meets the eye.
RSVP Movies took to Twitter to make the announcement.
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On this #FridaysWithRSVP, we bring you to #AThursday of unforgettable events!
Starring @yamigautam, the film will be a direct to digital release.@behzu @RonnieScrewvala #PremnathRajagopalan @bluemonkey_film @pashanjal pic.twitter.com/8gdwaL4EDX
— RSVP Movies (@RSVPMovies) September 4, 2020
Speaking about the film, an excited Yami says, “A Thursday is one of those rare scripts that come your way that you just cannot put down. Behzad has written one of the strongest characters for any female protagonist. Naina who I will be essaying is both fierce and endearing. RSVP and I have a great working relationship and cannot wait to be back on set with them”.
Ronnie Screwvala, who had also produced the critically acclaimed A Wednesday, says “At RSVP, I’m constantly looking to back new talent and scripts that push the envelope. This is one of those brilliantly written thrillers that not only has you at the edge of your seat but also makes you question many things about society at the end of it. Yami is a phenomenal actor and seeing her in a grey avatar will be interesting for the audiences. Behzad has done an outstanding job on the script and I’m backing his vision to bring this to life. This is part of our direct to digital movies for 2021”.
“I am really grateful to Prem for believing in me and this idea and I am super excited to be working with Ronnie and RSVP, one of the most reputed production houses in the country. I always had Yami in mind while writing this script because I have never seen her portray an unhinged, pretty much crazy character. I was thrilled when she agreed to do this film. So now the excitement is brewing and can’t wait to be back on a film set,” says director Behzad Khambata.
Producer Premnath Rajagopalan of Blue Monkey Films says, “When Behzad approached us with the one line on this film we were thrilled by the premise. That an act by one individual creates a cascading effect with the ability to disrupt everything around it was very promising. We worked on the script with Behzad and are extremely happy it’s turned out to be a taut, sharp, and immensely well-written story. We at Blue Monkey Films are excited to be partnering with RSVP on this as Ronnie has always been associated with cult and pathbreaking cinema.”
The film will go on floors soon and see a digital release next year.
Meanwhile, Yami who was last seen in Amar Kaushik‘s Bala will next feature in Puneet Khanna’s Ginny Weds Sunny which will directly premiere on Netflix soon. A few days back, it was also announced that she would be a part of Pavan Kirpalani‘s Bhoot Police along with Jacqueline Fernandez.