Sports drama Mukkabaaz is an Anurag Kashyap directorial love story of a boxer marked with elements of drama, action and politics which is a Kashyap patent. Mukkabaaz starring Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain, Jimmy Shergill and Ravi Kishan releases this Friday and promises to generate a variety of emotions in the viewers. The film once again marks Anurag Kashyap’s unconventional style of storytelling. The film owing to the positive promotional strategies has gained momentum of late and is expected to garner anything a sum of under Rs 2 cr. The association of Anurag Kashyap Aanand L. Rai is another highlight of the film. Since the film does not boast of big names, it is for sure that the film will not have a superb start. But eventually, the word of mouth verdict is going to play its part. Vineet Kumar Singh plays the lead role in this Anurag Kashyap film. Earlier he has awed his fans with performances in films like Issaq, Gangs of Wasseypur, Ugly and Bombay Talkies. The actor plays the role of Shravan and returns to the silver screen almost after four years and seems to have undergone an extensive year-long boxing training in Punjab to get into the skin of the character.
The director, whose upcoming film “Mukkabaaz” promotes sports in its own way, said as a filmmaker his aim is never to address a social issue. “Even if a film gives a message, people clap for a moment and then forget. As a filmmaker, I don’t believe in giving a message. The only time I gave a message in my film was in ‘Black Friday’,” Kashyap said in an interview. The film has been given a U/A certificate by the CBFC and Kashyap yesterday praised censor board chief Prasoon Joshi for a “reasonable, rational and empowering experience”. While the CBFC was criticised for suggesting modifications in Bhansali’s “Padmavat”, including a title change, Kashyap said he believes in speaking against, or for, any authority, based on his “personal experiences”.