Producer of ‘Bhavesh Joshi Superhero’ Anurag Kashyap has said that the film comes from very personal experience of director Vikramditya Motwane.
Anurag Kashyap was interacting with media at the trailer launch ‘Bhavesh Joshi Superhero’ along with Harshvardhan Kapoor, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena on Wednesday in Mumbai.
‘Bhavesh Joshi Superhero’ revolves around fight against corruption, so when asked Anurag his take on corruption in the country, he said, “I think Vikram’s (Vikramditya Motwane) take on corruption is in the film. This film comes from very personal experience of Vikram. There is whole portion in the first half of the film that’s exactly how it happened but Vikram will never admit to it in public and audiences have to figure it out themselves but that was the genesis of the film.”
When asked Vikramaditya what prompted him to make ‘Bhavesh Joshi Superhero’, he said, “I am working on this script since 2010-11 and Anurag has been part process since then. I think the frustration is being Indian citizen at some point of time drives you towards certain thoughts and certain needs so, the seed started from the country we living in. We all love our country but let’s be honest that there are problems which we all want to solve and sometimes, vigilante isn’t the right thing is to do but you feel to slap people so, this thought starts from there but that’s not the film. We all big fan of graphic novels, superheroes who fights against injustice so, it comes from deep rooted want for justice and those kind of things. This film is about our protest against corruption and against certain part of the system that we feel doesn’t work “
Generally, superhero film has typical names like ‘Superman’ Spider-Man’ but Vikramditya Motwane named his film as ‘Bhavesh Joshi’ which is very common name so, when asked Vikramditya what’s the reason to name it as ‘Bhavesh Joshi’, he said, “There was friend of mine in school whose name of Bhavesh Joshi and he was extremely naughty and we always used to call him by his full name as Bhavesh Joshi and that name got stuck in my head. I know ‘Bhavesh Joshi’ is very common title for a film and that’s the whole point because its story about common man who is trying to do something bigger to deliver justice and that’s the whole motive to name it so common so that, it appeals to everybody”
When asked why we have made fewer films on vigilante as compared to Hollywood, Vikramditya said, “I think we are vigilante’s forever. In 1970s Mr. Bachchan (Amitabh Bachchan) played vigilante in so many of his films. We have ‘Mr. India’ in which Anil Kapoor played sort of vigilante. I just think we are not used to idea of masked vigilante because our heroes themselves can do lot work that a superheroes does. In a sense, ‘Bhavesh Joshi’ is a kind of throwback to films which we made in 1970s.”
“I also think that the superhero genre came from the time of 1930s in America where corruption, crime and all that kind of stuff was rampant so, when system is not working you need outside justice, you need vigilante justice. I agree, it’s not the right solution every single time even here but the fact is that there is always comes a time when you feel justice is required for certain things and it gives rise to a ‘hero’ and that person can be with the face or without the face and in this film, I have just chosen to make it without the face”
‘Bhavesh Joshi Superhero’ is an action film about a young man who wants to continue doing the right and challenge the wrong. And on this journey, he discovers that he’s destined to do bigger things, which will transform him from a common man into a Superhero.
It is written and directed by Vikramaditya Motwane under Phantom Films banner. Harshvardhan Kapoor will be playing the lead role in the film.
It slated to release on 25th May, 2018.