After making super successful digital series like Super 1992 and Criminal Justice: Behind the Close Doors, Applause is all set to enter the entertainment film business. One of the most exciting films in the opening slate of applause Iftikhar, Co-production with Drishyam Films.
The film is based on the life of Major Mohit Sharma, one of India’s most decorated military officers. The Para Special Forces Officer, who was posthumously awarded the Ashoka Chakra in 2009, infiltrated the Hizbul Mujahideen under the surname of Iftikhar Bhatt.
The film is an adaptation of the first chapter of Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh’s book, India’s Most Fearless 2: More Military Stories of Unimaginable Courage and Sacrifice, published by Penguin Random House India.
Talking about the project, Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment, says, “This is our second outing with Shiva and Rahul after Avrodh last year. We were amazed by the movement displayed by Major Mohit Sharma in Shopian, and immediately knew that this is a story that every Indian needs to know and know. We acquired the rights to this story last year and look forward to partnering with Drishyam Films to present this incredible story of indomitable courage and strength to the world. “
Manish Mundra, founder-producer of Drishyam Films, says, “When we came to the chapter of Major Mohit Sharma, it was us. I believe that it is our duty as filmmakers to identify heroes whose lives will not only inspire the present youth but also tell them about the sacrifices made by our special forces. We are happy to team up with Bravo Entertainment for sharing the stories of these brave with the whole world. Drishyam Films is proud to be a part of this film. This is a new beginning for us, and we hope that it will be a step forward in showcasing India’s pride at the global level. “
Writer Shiv Aroor says, “When we asked to tell the story of Major Mohit Sharma, it was amazing that so few people had not even heard of such an incredible hero. We are thrilled that the story we have told will now reach many millions of people through the film. “
Writer Rahul Singh says, “Major Mohit Sharma’s story is very close to our hearts. It has been our privilege to see his life with the eyes of his army colleagues and his family. We cannot think of better hands to assign to this great story. “
Iftikhar Drishyam will be produced by Applause Entertainment in association with the films. The production is set to begin in September 2021. The film is slated for release on Independence Day 2022.
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