There is not much that has been shown in the first look of Contract so far, other than the pigeons flying the skyline of Mumbai. Still, even those few seconds with a haunting background score have immediately worked in the film gaining attention by the followers of Ram Gopal Varma’s cinema.
So, are we going to see something more than ‘just pigeons’ over the next few weeks en route to the film’s release?
Ramu says after a hearty laugh, “Don’t worry, the film is not about pigeons. We wanted to create some excitement about the film coming after Satya and Company, and hence, we refrained from showing anything more than that in the first look. However, you would know more about Contract as the film’s full length theatrical trailer would be out along with the release of Sarkar Raj.”
With the film being less than week away, it should be double the excitement for cine goers, who would now also catch a glimpse of Contract that mainly stars relative newcomers. Stated to be third in the trilogy of his underworld films, Contract also explores the angle around what happens when underworld meets terrorism.
Promising to be another gritty affair, Contract marks the return of Prasad Purandare, who had enacted the role of ‘Don Zameer’ in Shimit ‘Chak De India’ Amin’s Ab Tak Chhappan. In the film, he was quite a revelation as a don who shared a unique love-hate relationship with the ‘encounter cop’ played by Nana Patekar.
Surprisingly, he wasn’t seen in any other film in the years gone by. Now after a gap of 4 years, Prasad is returning to the big screen Contract which also stars Sakshi Gulati, Vineet Sharma, Sadia Siddiqui, Saurabh Mahajan and Amruta Khanvilkar (from Mumbai Salsa).
Produced by PVR Cinema and Ace Movie Company, Contract is looking at a 18th July release. The film has music by Amar Mohile, Bapi-Tutul and Sana Kotwal, with action by Allan Amin.