The trailer of Nagesh Kukunoor’s internationally-acclaimed and much-awaited film ‘Dhanak’ (Rainbow) released today creating an instant buzz online. With ‘Dhanak’, the noted filmmaker completes his humane trilogy after his award-winning films, ‘Dor’ and ‘Iqbal’. The Ayesha Takia-Gul Panag starrer ‘Dor’ and ‘Iqbal’ starring Shreyas Talpade had tugged the heartstrings with their simple but heartwarming stories and now ‘Dhanak’ is touted to be notches above.
Having garnered worldwide acclaim and several international awards, ‘Dhanak’ – produced by Manish Mundra of Drishyam Films – is slated for a release in India on June 10.
‘Dhanak’ revolves around eight-year old visually-impaired boy Chotu and his 10-year-old sister Pari, who has promised her younger brother, that he will be able to see by the time he turns nine. Happy, precocious and a smart ass, Chotu is the life of his small village in Rajasthan, while Pari is his eyes and his best friend. Once when Pari sees a poster of Sharukh Khan (SRK) appealing to people to donate their eyes, she is convinced that her reel life hero can help her fulfill her promise to her brother.
When Pari hears that SRK is shooting in a location about 300 kms from her village, she is confident that if she can meet the hero in person, she can convince him to make Chotu see again. In the dead of the night, the two embark on a great adventure across the desert to meet SRK. What unfolds is a magical journey that only the innocence of childhood allows to experience with their ability to see magic in every little corner of this complicated world.
Written and Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, ‘Dhanak’ stars Krrish Chhabria and Hetal Gada as the lovable siblings, and the rest of the cast includes Vipin Sharma and Gulfam Khan amongst others. Set to release on June 10, the film has been produced by Manish Mundra, Nagesh Kukunoor & Elahe Hiptoola.