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Last Updated 17.08.2019 | 10:21 PM IST
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Enlighten Film Company and Vivek Agnihotri to make 12

Enlighten Film Company, the creators of the biggest Indian Film Society and Vivek Agnihotri under his banner ‘Vivek Agnihotri Creates’ are set to produce a film titled 12 based on the famous 50’s Hollywood Classic 12 Angry Men. Enlighten Film Company and ‘Vivek Agnihotri Creates’ have taken the permission of the right holders of the original play 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose, to make it into a film. This will be the first legally adapted international staged play in India which also gives credit to the legendary original playwright – Reginald Rose. The film will be directed by Vivek Agnihotri himself. The play was first screened on television and then made as a film by the great filmmaker Sidney Lumet. The film revolves around 12 jurors who have to decide whether an 18 year old boy is guilty or not guilty of murdering his father. On his part, the director who has made films like Chocolate and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal says, “I wanted to adapt this play since a long time. This subject requires a certain responsibility and I wasn’t sure if I was ready for it. But recent incidents such as the Maharashtra-Northern divide and other prejudices affected me deeply. And I thought its time that this subject must be made into a film as it deals with the biases in democracy. But reasoning still prevails. My take is that Prejudice prevails because good men don’t reason. It’s not just a film project anymore; it’s my way of protesting.” Vivek is currently in the process of signing some big names such as Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Victor Bannerjee, and Om Puri, etc for the film.

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