His recent release HATE STORY was not just a good success at the box office; it was also a good enough reason for director Vivek Agnihotri to take off for a holiday with his family. Now that his holiday period has ended, Vivek is moving on to his next film which deals with a Naxal issue. Titled BUDDHA IN A TRAFFIC JAM, the film is now being readied for its theatrical release.
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Says Vivek, who started his career with a cerebral thriller in the form of CHOCOLATE, “This one too is a cerebral film but no, it isn’t anything like CHOCOLATE. It deals with the Naxal issue and unfolds through nine chapters, just like a book.”
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Though the film is not expected to be an out and out Naxal based films, the fact remains that a couple of films like RED ALERT – THE WAR WITHIN and LAAL SALAAM, both based entirely on the Naxal movement, did see some good critical acclaim coming their way even though they were failures at the box office. However Vivek believes that he would most definitely manage to reverse the trend with BUDDHA IN A TRAFFIC JAM.
With Anupam Kher spearheading the film’s cast (he plays a professor in the film), the film features Arunoday Singh and Mahie Gill as the lead couple. Also starring Pallavi Joshi and Vivek Vaswani in principal roles, the film was incidentally shot much before HATE STORY but would be released only now.