‘Indu Sarkar’ trailer promises a dark & intense socio-political drama


National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is back with another realistic film ‘Indu Sarkar’. Bhandarkar on Friday launched the trailer of the socio-political drama at an event in Mumbai. The film’s star cast, including Neil Nitin Mukesh, Kirti Kulhari of ‘Pink’ fame, Anupam Kher and Bengali actor Tota Roy Chowdhary who was seen in ‘Kahaani 2’, were also present at the event.

‘Indu Sarkar’ is set in the backdrop of the 21-month long Emergency period from 1975 to 1977, when then prime minister Indira Gandhi unilaterally declared a state of emergency across the country. The plot revolves around a stammering poetess, played by Kirti, who rebels against the system.

The trailer begins with a news announcement about the declaration of Emergency and the goes on to show the repercussions that followed. Neil, who plays late politician Sanjay Gandhi and starkly resembles him, says that orders, and not emotions should be followed during this time. The over two-and-half minute also mentions about Sanjay Gandhi’s campaign of forced vasectomy.

Tota plays the role of Kirti’s husband who is a supporter of the Emergency and is against his wife giving shelter to two kids during the troubled times. Kriti is against the police atrocities in the name of Emergency and decides to raise her voice and finds support in Anupam Kher’s character. Indira Gandhi’s role has been enacted by Supriya Vinod.

The trailer reveals an interesting storyline based on an important chapter of our history, besides the fine performances by the actors.

'Indu Sarkar’ is slated to release on July 28.