According to director R Balki, his upcoming film Chup – Revenge Of The Artist is a tribute to Guru Dutt, one of the finest actors and directors, and his film Kaagaz Ke Phool.
During a press conference for the movie Chup – Revenge Of The Artist, starring Sunny Deol, Pooja Bhatt, Dulquer Salmaan, and Shreya Dhawanthary, R Balki was talking with the media.
The trailer and song releases are replete with allusions to Guru Dutt’s Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool, two films that centre on an assassin who targets movie critics.
When asked about Guru Dutt’s references in the movie, R Balki said, “He was probably the greatest artist of our land. The film is a tribute to Guru Dutt, he was sensitive, and he suffered by making one of the greatest movies this country has ever made, Kaagaz ke Phool. The film was not received very well by the critics and the audience. And he didn’t make any films after that. Perhaps that is why we call it a cult classic today.”
Sunny Deol is known for his action avatar, but in Chup, he is more subtle and mellow. When asked about working with Sunny and Pooja Bhatt and their roles, Balki added, “Sunny Deol is Sunny Deol, really can’t say much about it, he is fun, and he is carrying a gun, he will do something or the other. I don’t want to say much, but I’d say this much, it is more of an understated Sunny Deol. I say this because he is an actor who can make three pages of dialogues with just one look; he is amazing. Pooja Bhatt will say all the things that I can’t say.”
The romantic psychological thriller movie, which R. Balki wrote the script for and directed, will be released on September 23, 2022. It was produced by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Jayantilal Gada, and Gauri Shinde.
Source: News Desk