Amazon Prime Video held a very special and very cool press conference to showcase the epic Toofan Trailer. The event was attended by Farhan Akhtar, Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal over video, director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, producer Excel producer Ritesh Sidwhani and Vijay Subramaniam director and head of content of Amazon Prime Video.
Of course, first up was the presentation of the trailer
Synopsis: Under forced circumstances, an orphan boy born from the streets of Dongri, grows up to be a local goon. His life changes when he meets a bright and a compassionate young woman named Ananya who guides him to take the right path. With love and guidance, he finds his calling in sports and takes up the journey into becoming a world-class Boxer. This is an inspiring story. Even the poor and marginalized, beaten by life circumstances, can become the heroes of the nation by giving up the other part of life and adopting the right path. Toofaan is set in Bombay. The city of Bombay is like the third character of the film. Bombay is Megapolis and one of the greater cities in India. It is a true cosmopolitan city and a melting pot for various cultures and religions. Mumbai runs on the spirit of Mumbaikars. This “spirit” is indeed Mumbai’s proudest possession which we also see in our film through our characters.
Lead actor and co-producer Farhan Akhtar revealed how challenging it was to get under the skin of his character. Talking about his role and preparation behind it, the actor said, “Toofaan is a true labour of love. 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 working with Rakeysh Omprash Mehra:
He also talked about playing both sides of this character
Mr. Mehra revealed the challenge of making a sports film, especially a boxing film like Toofaan
Speaking about his experience and what made him say yes to the film, veteran actor Paresh Rawal said, “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 audience’s 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 said, “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”
Farhan also had nothing but praise for the actress
Ritesh described the film as inspiring and then Farhan added this inspiring answer
There was so much more but here are some special highlights! Plus stay tuned for some special interviews!
Toofaan hits Amazon Prime Video on July 16th.
Here are some stills from the event!
Stay tuned for more!