Guwahati: Gripping, thrilling and riveting, Anubhav Sinha’s Anek headlined by Ayushmann Khuranna is all set to take audiences on a mission of a lifetime! Hard-hitting at its very core, the trailer of the political action thriller sees Ayushmann step into the shoes of an undercover cop, a first in his career.
Shot on a massive, big canvas scale, Anek filmed extensively in extraordinary locations in the North East, boasts of not just riveting content but also gripping action sequences.
The film revolves around the violence and the injustice that the people of North East India have to suffer, which has long received a step-motherly treatment from their fellow countrymen.
The description of the trailer read: “An untold story of an undercover cop set against the geopolitical backdrop of North East India. An action-thriller about a rebellion, an uprising. An Indian, who wants nothing more than peace for the nation.”
The more-than-three-minute-long trailer opens to a suited Ayushmann introducing himself as the one who works for India’s security in the North East region. As he goes on a mission to help two opposite sides in the region to agree to a peaceful compromise, he comes face to face some stark realities. The actor is seen as a soldier for the first time in the film.
The trailer also has a side story about how an aspiring boxer (played by Deeplina Deka) wants to play for India but has to deal with some unexpected challenges. Danny Danzongpa and Manoj Pahwa are also seen in pivotal roles in the trailer. It ends with Ayushmann’s Joshua asking a question, “Does anybody want peace at all? Otherwise, why would no one solve such a small issue in so many years.”
Talking about Anek, Ayushmann said, “Anek celebrates the spirit of truly being an Indian. Anubhav sir is pushing the envelope and setting a benchmark with his passionate storytelling with this film. My character Joshua compelled me to do things I had never done before, both physically and mentally. With the right guidance and training, I gave this role my best shot to bring life to everything Anubhav envisioned for the film.”
Anek is directed by Anubhav Sinha and produced along with Bhushan Kumar. The film is shot in extraordinary locations in the North East. The film is all set to release on 27th May 2022.