Directed by Sarthak Dasgupta, the film stars Amol Palekar, Rinku Rajguru, Upendra Limaye, Barun Sobti, Sahil Khattar, Saloni Batra, and Indraneil Sengupta in pivotal roles.
Ever since the trailer of ZEE5’s next film ‘200 – Halla Ho’ has been released, fans are eagerly waiting for the movie for various reasons including Amol Palekar’s comeback after a decade and the impactful storyline which is inspired by true events.
Directed by Sarthak Dasgupta, 200 – Halla Ho! is a story about how 200 Dalit women united and took law and justice into their own hands by lynching a gangster, robber, and serial rapist in open court.
The trailer reveals nuances of each of the characters played by a talented and eclectic ensemble cast. Inspired by true events, the movie goes on to uncover the shocking events and circumstances which led the 200 women to take such a drastic step to seek justice.
The film, which has some renowned Marathi actors like the veteran Amol Palekar, Sairat girl Rinku Rajguru and National Award winner for Best Actor, Upendra Limaye, will release in Hindi and Marathi on ZEE5.
Amol Palekar said, “I liked the germ in the script since it deals with caste issue which has remained invisible in Indian cinema. Also, I liked the fact that while dealing with the oppression of caste and women, the emphasis is not on their social victimhood. It is a tribute to these women’s mass protest against atrocities of caste and patriarchy. The movie is inspired by true events which I liked rather than showcasing a wishful narrative. My character as a retired Dalit Judge is multi-layered which we finetuned after poignant deliberations.”
Rinku Rajguru said, “This story is inspired by true events, and I saw my character as an opportunity to spread awareness about the injustice faced by women and how it is important to speak up for yourself and for others. Also, I think the first time when Sarthak sir (director of the film) narrated the story, I was moved but the intensity of the reality – on how Dalit women are brutalized every day, and no one even raises a voice against the crime hit me more. As a youngster, my blood just boiled! So, here I am, playing a character who speaks up for herself and for others”.
Written and Directed by Sarthak Dasgupta, produced by Yodlee Films, the film production arm of Saregama, ‘200 – Halla Ho’ will premiere on 20th August on ZEE5.