If one were to flip back to ISHAQZAADE when Pareeniti Chopra is introduced to her fiancee and she flaunts her gun, making him shrink in horror, that particular moment underlines the sense of belonging that those who live around the Indo-Gangetic plain derive from BANDOOK, or the gun, and this is also the reason why it is one of the most proliferating cottage industry in the hinterlands of the country.
Indeed to understand and unplug the nuances associated with being on either side of the BANDOOK is the theme of BANDOOK going to be released on 18th January 2013 is directed by Aditya Om, who also enacts the role of Bhola Kewat in the film. For the uninitiated being on either side of the BANDOOK in the hinterlands of the country is an experience that one has to endure to understand its mesmerizing power. It is one aphrodisiac whose intoxication no other aphrodisiac in the world can replace. It is manifest from various film posters as well, where the fete female in sexy attires flaunts a BANDOOK besides her body to present a heady intoxicating power scenario and is catalyst as a business proposition in ensuring audience footfall few days after release of the film.
There are elements of newness associated with BANDOOK, like it is the last film in which the legendary Ghazal Singer Jagjit Singh sang a song; it also is a film that marks the debut of politician Kapil Sibal as the lyricist in the world of Hindi cinema. BANDOOK is more of a story that tries to trace the existentialist dilemma of a lower cast the main character of the film, Bhola Kewat and his trials and travails associated with the BANDOOK.
One thing is for sure that in the Hindi speaking belt stretching from Lucknow right up to Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and in Bihar, BANDOOK is going to point out comparative frames of similarities for the fans of BANDOOK who will surely go to watch the saga of a bullet fired from BANDOOK. As the tagline of the film goes – chali huee golee se bade koi vichardhara nahee- i.e. no thought is higher than the bullet which has been fired from a BANDOOK and is out searching for its target. It echoes the sentiments of what Mao Tse Tung had said-Political power flows out of the barrel of the gun- and at least the penchant, preference and the pride for a BANDOOK underlines the fact. BANDOOK needs to fire the bullet that casts a swoon on the audience and eggs it on to make BANDOOK one of the important films of 2013.