Anubhav Sinha reveals why he decided to shoot Bheed entirely in black and white

Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, who entertained the audience with his movies like Ra.One, Tum Bin, Dus, and Thappad, is all set to come up with his next intriguing project Bheed which will depict the problems faced by common people during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown. The film focuses on social disparity and shows how the situation was similar to the Partition in 1947 and decided to shoot the film in black and white.

Talking about the reason behind shooting the film in black and white, he explained, “Bheed is a story of the most perilous times which changed everything for humanity. The key objective of shooting the film in black and white was to showcase how the visuals of the social disparity during India’s Lockdown were strikingly similar to what people went through during the 1947 Partition.”

The director went on about how through this film, he is going to show real stories of people losing their jobs and the lives of their family members because of the pandemic and lockdown. “This story is about people whose lives changed in a snap and the colours from their lives were lost when the border was drawn within the country,” he added.

Producer Bhushan Kumar also mentioned that as the movie brings out the struggle of people, it was appropriate to shoot it in black and white. “Bheed is a special film as it communicates the story of the toughest times people had to face just to reach their homes. It is a very important story and who better than Anubhav to direct it? The film has been shot in black and white as it depicts the struggle in our society that we often overlook. I’m glad that we are able to bring such an important story to our audiences with a unique cinematic experience,” he shared.

Directed by Anubhav Sinha, Bheed features Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Kapur, Bhumi Pednekar, Ashutosh Rana, and Dia Mirza. The film is jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Anubhav Sinha’s Benaras Mediaworks. It also stars Virendra Saxena, Aditya Shrivastav, Kritika Kamra, and Karan Pandit. The film is all set for a theatrical release on March 24.

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