Directed : Chandra Prakash Dwivedi
Producer : Vinay Tiwari
Writer : Dr. Kashi Nath Singh
Screenplay : Dr. Chandra Prakash Dwivedi
Story : Dr. Kashi Nath Singh
Based on Kashi Ka Assi
by Dr. Kashinath Singh
Starring Sunny Deol, Ravi kishan, Sakshi Tanwar, Saurabh Shukla, Mukesh Tiwari,Rajendra Gupta
Cinematography Vijay Arora
Editor : Aseem Sinha
Production company : Crossword Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Release dates : October 2015
Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, the director who made movies like Pinjar (2003) and epic television serials like ‘Chanakya’ is back to the silver screen. This time with a story plot that revolves around the auspicious Varanasi and its people. The film is produced by Vinay Tiwari and is based on the story “Kashi ka Assi” written by Kashinath Shingh. Sunny Deol plays the lead role as a pious devotee and Sakshi Tanwar plays his wife. Ravi Kishan will be seen as a guide who deals especially with the foreigners.
The film will see actor Sunny Deol playing a Sanskrit teacher who firmly believes in the sacredness of the Holy Ganga and is a priest too. He curses too much and loves the old holy spirit of Varanasi without the foreigners, tourists, touts and guides. His wife, played by Sakshi is an innocent lady who still can’t figure out the reason behind Varanasi’s popularity among foreigners. Ravi Kishan on the other hand is a popular guide in Varanasi.
The film was set to release on January 2012 but due to financial issues, the release was delayed. The trailer was released on June 12 and since then; viewers are eagerly waiting for this comical drama, which will hit theatres this October.
Set on the time period of Post-independence, this film depicts the socio-economic outlook of Varanasi wrapped in humour and drama. Do buy the movie tickets to find the true flavor of Varanasi and its famous Assi ghat.