Anurag Kashyap launches poster of ‘Gurgaon'

Mumbai, July 5  (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap  on Wednesday launched the poster of "Gurgaon", a noir thriller, which  is slated to hit the screens on August 4.

Inspired by true  events, "Gurgaon", starring Akshay Oberoi, Ragini Khanna and Pankaj  Tripathi, is the directorial debut of National Award winning  cinematographer Shanker Raman.

Kashyap said in a statement: "I  saw 'Gurgaon' last year and for me, it is genuinely one of the best  suspense thrillers I've seen in the longest time and it's in my list of  best movies. The amount of tension the movie builds, it's not only  engaging but it also has some incredible performances. It's worth  watching."

The film tells the story of Kehri Singh, a real  estate baron, who runs his business Preet Real Estate in his daughter's  name. She is his lucky charm.

Kehri Singh's oldest son Nikki Singh is often sidelined by his father as a good for nothing, who only brings bad luck.

Driven  by his need to pay off a large debt to a local bookie, Nikki Singh sets  off a chilling chain of events, that unwittingly force his cold-blooded  father to confront his buried past.

Ajay G. Rai, the producer  of "Gurgaon" and co-founder of JAR Pictures along with Alan McAlex,  said: "'Gurgaon' is a noir thriller and a very special film for JAR  Pictures. This is our fourth film to release after 'Liar's Dice',  'Killa', 'Nil Battey Sannata' and the first film that we are releasing  ourselves. We are really looking forward to the audiences' response."

Rai  and McAlex are producers of the film along with Madhukar R. Musle of  M.R. Filmworks, Nisha N. Sujan of Hashtag Film Studios and Abbas Ali  Rattansi.

Talking about his directorial debut which he also  co-wrote, Shanker said: "This film has been built and supported by  incredible talent. The fact that it is ready for a nationwide release is  evidence that anything is possible when we love and support each other.  Come celebrate their work and be a part of it."

Ragini said  when she read the script, she was excited that the director saw her as  an actor and not just as a bubbly girl out of a TV show.

"To get  an opportunity which is so creative, is very evolving for an actor. It  was liberating for me as I explored a lot of untapped emotional areas  and it was a journey of self-discovery. Shanker was very generous, so it  was an enriching experience working on 'Gurgaon'," she added.

Akshay is equally excited.

"The  story is about a strained relationship between a father and a son, set  in the fastest growing city in India, Gurgaon," he said.