A well-known filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj announced on Thursday that he is uniting with Netflix for a spy thriller movie, named “Khufiya”.
The movie is produced and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj himself will feature his continual collaborator Tabu as well as actors Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi, and Ashish Vidyarthi.
Tabu is considered one of the most remarkable actresses in India, she has often played tormented, problematic women in a range of roles from imaginary to literary, in both mainstream and autonomous films, as well as American productions.
“Khufiya” is prompted by true incidents and based on the popular spying novel- Escape to Nowhere by Amar Bhushan, Netflix said in a press conference.
The movie shows the story of Krishna Mehra, who is an R&AW detective and is entrusted to track down the rat trading India’s defense confidences. All along, tackling with her dual character of a spy and a lover.
Bhardwaj, who will write the movie with Rohan Narula, said that with ‘Khufiya’, he tries to establish an edgy spying movie that counters the passive burn of espionage & surveillance work with one’s deep-rooted sentimental disputes.
It commemorates the next project for Tabu with streamer Netflix after the 2020 series directed by Mira Nair, “A Suitable Boy”.
The actor has worked in critically applauded detail movies such as, “Maqbool” and “Haider”, and “Talwar”, which Bhardwaj co-wrote and co-produced along with Meghna Gulzar. We will also get a glimpse of her in his son Aasman Bhardwaj’s directorial debut “Kuttey”.
In an interview, Tabu said that ‘Khufiya’ is a special project and is extremely close to her heart. She is delighted to be a part of this alluring espionage thriller. And feels like it’s a pleasure working with Vishal Bhardwaj again and feels like a homecoming.
Pratiksha Rao the director of movies and Licensing at Netflix India, said that the company is excited to partner with Bhardwaj for “Khufiya”.
She further added that his films are recognized to brilliantly showcase inherent disputes among different characters and their worlds through rolling anecdotes, and they can’t wait for members to encounter this through the tremendous story of Khufiya.
The release date of the film is yet to be announced.