Still fresh from Kahaani and Gangs of Wasseypur, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s next major film is Chittagong which has just released in cinemas. Directed by Bedabrata Pain, Chittagong is a historical epic based on the 1930 uprising against the British Raj when the region was once part of British India. In an interview with a leading Indian newspaper, Nawazuddin stated that the main attraction of this film which the audience will enjoy is that it is more about performance rather than anything else. “Audiences will get to see all those elements in the film which they don’t get to see in other films.” “In other films, audience are used to seeing costume drama. In this film, you will get to see acting. All the actors are very good.” The film has received rave reviews so far from the critics and it has been praised by top figures in the film industry, including Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan.
Talking about his character in the film, Nawazuddin had this to say to the same newspaper: “It’s a very soft and romantic character. Romance is done within limits in this film unlike Gangs of Wasseypur, in which there were no boundaries for romance. There was no need to seek permission before touching. There is nothing like this in Chittagong.”
Chittagong stars Nawazuddin, as well as Manoj Bajpai in pivotal roles. It is now in cinemas if you would like to see for yourself why this film has attracted so much positive attention.