Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Talvar 2’ to be based on Pradyuman Murder Case
Last year, the Pradyuman Murder Case in which a grade two student Pradyuman Thakur was killed by his senior to postpone exams had shook the entire nation. The incident that took place in Gurugram seems to have caught filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj’s attention as he has joined hands with Junglee Pictures to make a film based on the case.
Previously, Vishal has written the screenplay of the production house’s 2015 film ‘Talvar’ which was helmed by Meghna Gulzar. The film was based on 2008 Noida Double murder case in which 13-year-old Aarushi Talwar and a 45-year-old Hemraj were found murdered.
Interestingly the film based on Pradyuman Thakur’s murder case will be titled ‘Talvar 2’. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Bhardwaj will not only write the film but also direct it.‘Talvar 2’ will be the second collaboration between Vishal and Junglee Pictures wherein true crime stories are adapted into films.
Talking about the film Vishal Bhardwaj told Mumbai Mirror, “‘Talvar’ was about much more than the heinous crime itself. The film held up a mirror to society and exposed several loopholes in the system. Such crimes shake the very moral fabric of society and need to be analysed in a much deeper sense. The world is not just black and white, there’s more to a crime than just victim and perpetrator. That’s why we have decided to continue making true crime procedurals like ‘Talvar’.”
“Our journey on ‘Talvar’ was more than just a film for us. It is a telling example of how big screen stories, when handled honestly and sensitively, have the power to alter the lives of people associated with the real incident. We are excited to embark on our vision of compelling storytelling yet again with Vishal Bharadwaj and taking the ‘Talvar’ franchise forward,” added Priti Shahani from Junglee Pictures.