Maazii: A small town thriller

Bollywood has new things constantly coming up. Film-makers experiment with stories that happen in small cities and semi-urban areas. The latest film to join the league is director Jaideep Chopra’s ‘Maazii‘.

Sumit Nijhawan, who has earlier been seen in Ram Gopal Varma’s Contract and Subhash Kapoor’s Phans Gaye Re Obama, is playing the lead role in the film. He throws light on his character saying “Maazii is essentially a thriller that travels from the hills of Mussoorie to the plains of western UP.”

Nijhawan further says, “Maazii is a story about a couple Tarun and Shrishty who have a near perfect relationship and how an incident changes their lives and raises a lot of question on Tarun’s past that is why the film is called Maazii, which means past in Urdu.”

“The uniqueness of the narrative, the dialogues and nuanced performances by the entire cast is also wonderfully enhanced by the music of the film,” says Sumit Nijhawan, who also played a crucial character in Kunal Deshmukh’s Jannat 2.

The film also features Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub, Zakir Hussian, Pankaj Tripathi and Manish Chaudhary. The actor is aware about the value of word-of-mouth publicity for his film, “We have put in our efforts into Maazii and we just want people to watch it and then form an opinion.” Mona Wasu of TV serial Mili fame is playing the female lead in Maazii.

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