September 24, 2010 02:33:58 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
One look at the promos of ALLAH KE BANDAY and you do get an idea that this is one edgy dramatic thriller with some powerful performances that promise to elevate the proceedings. In addition to that, one also gets a sense of this being a dark film, more so since the film tells the story of kids who take to crime. However, writer-director-actor Faruk Kabir refutes the claim and terms his debut flick as a fast paced thriller sans any dark element to it.
"No, ALLAH KE BANDAY is not a very dark film. I could have written it like one though but then the intent was not to take that route," says Faruk who roped himself in as an actor apart from Sharman Joshi who has gone through an obvious image change for this film.
"When I was researching the film, I realised an interesting aspect of the life of these petty goons," he continues, "Unlike the set image that we have about them where they come across these 'poor me' characters who had to take the route of crime due to lack of opportunity, I was surprised to know that they became like what they are today by their own choice. As per them, this is their life - accept it or leave it."
Still, an attempt hasn't been made to glorify this life. "The film has it's bearings in this boisterous, aggressive and edgy attitude of theirs rather than picking and choosing dark moments that engulf such lives," Faruk has the final word here.
ALLAH KE BANDAY is aiming for 22nd October release.