Click to check out the trailer of Toofaan directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra that also stars Mrunal Thakur, Vijay Raaz, Paresh Rawal and Supriya Pathak Kapur
Makers have dropped the trailer of Farhan Akhtar’s much-talked about upcoming sports drama Toofaan. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the film’s high-octane trailer takes viewers through the journey of a local goon, Ajju Bhai becoming a professional boxer, Aziz Ali. Besides Farhan, the film stars Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal, Supriya Pathak Kapur, Hussain Dalal, Dr. Mohan Agashe, Darshan Kumaar and Vijay Raaz.
Watch the trailer here:
Set in Mumbai, the film is an inspiring story revolving around an orphan boy from the streets of Dongri, who under forced circumstances grows up to be a local goon, Ajju Bhai. His life changes when he meets a bright and a compassionate young woman named Ananya who guides him to take the right path. He finds his calling in sports and takes up the journey into becoming a world class Boxer. This is an inspiring story.
Talking about how challenging it was to get under the skin of his character, Farhan Akhtar says, “Toofaan is a true labour of love. No matter how physically strong one is, stepping into the shoes of a boxer is a whole new ball game. It took 8 to 9 months of rigorous training for me to get into the skin character and it made me realize how physically, mentally and emotionally demanding the sport actually is. I am thoroughly excited to see all our hard work on the screen and I am glad we are going to be able to take the movie to audiences across 240 countries and territories with Amazon Prime Video.”
Talking about what made him say a yes to the film, veteran actor Paresh Rawal says, “Any new project is exciting when it’s challenging. Playing a boxing coach was a new challenge, and that fuels me as an actor. Toofaan at its core is about all the challenges one goes through and how one should never give up. It is a wholesome entertainer that is thrilling, thought provoking and motivating. Rakeysh has created a masterpiece and Farhan brings his A-game here. I am looking forward to the audiences reaction to this movie and I hope they enjoy watching it just the way we enjoyed making it.”
Sharing her excitement working with the versatile cast, lead actress Mrunal Thakur adds, “It’s purely a dream come true moment to work with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Paresh Rawal and Farhan Akhtar. I remember sending Rakeysh a Facebook message seven years back expressing my willingness to work with him and today its happening! I am thrilled, blessed and over the moon to be part of this exciting project. Working with this deadly combination at this point of my career still feels like a dream. I couldn’t have asked for a better or more inspiring cast or a better release with Amazon Prime Video premiering the title across 240 countries and territories.”
Presented by Amazon Prime Video in association with Excel Entertainment and ROMP Pictures, Toofaan promises to be an inspiring sports drama produced by Ritesh Sidhwani. Toofaan will also be the first film to simultaneously premiere on Amazon Prime Video in Hindi and English starting July 16.