Bazinga: Bollywood all set to make a movie on the famous Delhi University – FYUP controversy

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Disclaimer: Bazinga is DU Beat’s weekly column of almost believable fake news!

Indian movies have been  inspired by the University of Delhi from long time now, be it Anuskha – Ranveer starrer Band Baja Baraat, Ranbir Kapoor’s Rockstar or other low budget movies like Do Dooni Chaar and Fukrey. All of these flicks  have numerous songs and scenes shot at the Delhi University college campuses like Hans Raj , St. Stephen’s  and Miranda House.

However, this time, it isn’t the college campus that has caught the eye of the Bollywood stakeholders, but a DU chapter that has been in headlines for almost a year now. If rumors are to be believed, a leading production house, Pharma Productions, has been inspired by the Delhi University – FYUP controversy and is aiming to en-cash on it, by making a movie on the same theme.

The same production banner has been associated with the rumors of Hindi remake of a famous English movie based on an international best seller novel, earlier this month.

“This movie would be our tribute to the young student’s movement that failed the authorities and made them submit to the call of majority. The story isn’t only true and inspiring but also a message as to how no one dictate the youth of India which is fully aware of their rights.” said Mr. Charan Mohar, the Production Head.

The teams for research have been made and are already in function. The Design and Shooting crew is evaluating places where shooting could be done at, North Campus (DU), Connaught Place, Hauz Khas Village and Satya Niketan being the prime locations.

“The creative team is working on the idea. Of course, we are convinced that the movie would be received well by the audiences, but a lot of home work needs to be done yet.” said Ekta, a creative team member.

The story would be an outstation student’s narrative of the FYUP’s introduction, conduct, fall outs, importance and roll back and the after effects. The movie would be made in a complete Bollywood style, with the garnish of songs, action, romance and comedy.

“This movie would be a celebration of our hardships, turmoil and victory, we are eagerly waiting for it.” said the students representative of the only FYUP batch of 2013-14.

While the major DU officials’ characters shall be played by veteran Bollywood actors, the male and female leads and other side roles shall be played by the DU students.The auditions for selection  shall be held in numerous colleges after the academic session of 2014-15 commences. The interested students could send in their CVs at [email protected]

The movie is scheduled to go on floor in December this year, so that the shooting could go on uninterrupted in the semester break.  If all goes as per the plan, the movie is all set to hit the silver screen in the summer of 2015.


Disclaimer: Bazinga is DU Beat’s weekly column of almost believable fake news!

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