The primary challenge of a period drama is to bring that era, that period to the screen, but you can only expect magic from National Award winners like Ketan Mehta who is known for making great films. The filmmaker is currently developing the biopic of his aunt – freedom fighter Usha Mehta.
Ketan Mehta and his team together have started working on the entertainment of the era, despite the work being done on the final stage of the story. Irrespective of the fact that Dharma Productions is also developing a story on the same subject, Mehta & Co. is watching the film Usha’s story, personally.
this film will be special
A source said, “Mehta’s team has reached out to eminent art directors who have a good knowledge of the era. A team of historians is examining everything to make sure that the period is depicted as a whole. The pre-independence era is vast and things were changing year after year due to socio-political changes.
From clothing to laid-back articles, the team has begun the process of world-building. The 1920s, 1930s and 1940s which are the decades to capture maximum screen time are to be presented with details. A major part of the action will be set in Old Bombay, for which the crew has started their recce, the film will be placed on a lavish budget and will be shot in sets recreating several real locations over the period as well. will go. It will also have its fair share of VFX work to support the grandeur. “
Known for its nuanced story, this special film is going to feature the most skilled technicians of the industry. For Mehta, the film is a tribute to his late aunt. The source adds, “Ketan sir has many live tales of his aunt and many personal items, notes and diaries that we are mentioning.” Though the casting is not locked yet, one can choose between Ketan Mehta, Taapsee Pannu or Bhumi Pednekar.