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Actor-producer Dev Adhikari launches trailer of Kabir

Based on the terror attacks, the film has been shot in real life blast locations like the gateway of India, Haji Ali, CST station and Zaveri Bazar.

Roushni Sarkar

The trailer of actor-turned-producer Dev Adhikari’s third production Kabir was launched on 21 March at Priya Cinema in the presence of the cast and the crew.

With the depiction of the horrific terror attacks around the country in graphic detail, the film promises an original story. However, looks like the crust of the film lies in the conversation between the protagonists, Adhikari and Rukmini Maitra, in a train compartment. Their conversation runs in the background throughout the trailer.

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“The best moment of the trailer launch was when the audience screamed 'once more' as the trailer got over. So, we could instantly feel the positive response from the audience. Also, when we found them discussing shots and the look of the film, we felt that our efforts have been
truly recognised,” Maitra said.

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When asked about the message of the film, Adhikari said, “Kabir doesn’t attack any religion or any human being. We only want to make people aware of the fact that people are forgetting to love and are using religion as the biggest tool for manipulation. Kabir doesn’t promote any sort of negativity, it only emphasises on the power of love, the primary religion of mankind.”  

“To get the infrastructure for the shooting was exceptionally tough. I did not want to shoot the film on sets. For the train sequences, I wanted an actual train. We shot at all the locations where the incidents that are being related took place in reality, such as the Gateway of India, Haji Ali, CST Station and Zaveri Bazar. I wanted to give the film a realistic look and I am happy that I could justify my goals as a producer,” he added.

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Maitra also congratulated Adhikari for taking the initiative of producing the film. However, she refused to talk about her character in Kabir, wanting to keep it a mystery until the film hits the screens.

The thriller, directed by Aniket Chattopadhyay, will be released on 13 April.

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