Bhumi is back, ready to strike the right chord again, but this time it's a deep cut with her upcoming gritty crime thriller, titled 'Bhakshak,' set to premiere on Netflix on February 9. In the character of Vaishali Singh, portrayed by Bhumi Pednekar, the actress embodies a fierce investigative journalist determined to expose a heinous crime, unveiling the harsh reality of crimes against women.
After an impactful teaser, the makers have unveiled the trailer today, shedding more light on what "Bhakshak" is all about. This two-and-a-half-minute trailer deeply resonates with us and evokes emotions that may bring tears and prompt self-reflection by raising questions about why we are not addressing such harsh issues threatenings happening on our Bharat ki naari. The deep-hitting background score, accompanied by an intense girl's voice in the music playing behind, assures that if the trailer is this impactful, the film will be even more emotionally charged. It promises a thrilling experience while addressing a matter seldom explored in Bollywood before.
The concluding line, delivered with powerful intensity by Bhumi that’s what cuts very deeply and leaves us eagerly anticipating the film – “Dusron ke dard mein dukhi hona bhul gaye hai kya, kya ab bhi aap apni ginthi insaano mein karte hai? ya apne aap ko Bhakshak maan chuke hai?"
A journalist becomes an underdog with the help of the legendary veteran actor Sanjay Mishra, facing a stone-hearted antagonist played by the famous television star Aditya Shrivastava with unwavering courage.
Bhumi Pednekar, as always, will capture our hearts in yet another film. Much like her previous track record of impactful films, including 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha,' 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha,' 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan,' 'Bala,' 'Badhai Do,' and more, solidifies her status as one of the best actresses in the current era of Bollywood. Known for addressing societal matters, she consistently brings "THE REALITY" to the screens, aiming to change the audience's perspective.
It is not just a crime thriller; it aims to be a social commentary on the prevalent issues affecting women. By exploring themes seldom explored in Bollywood, the film seeks to create awareness and prompt a collective dialogue on the urgent need for societal change.
And what could be more amazing than enjoying a film directly on your home screen? ‘Bhakshak’ is set to release exclusively on Netflix, on 9th February 2024. The film is a Red Chillies Entertainment production, Directed by Pulkit and produced by Gauri Khan and Gaurav Verma, the film stars Bhumi Pednekar, Sanjay Mishra, Aditya Srivastava and Sai Tamhankar in stellar pivotal roles.
What 'Bhakshak' means?
‘Bhakshak’ translates in English as ‘Predator’ and means “an animal that kills and eats other animals”. It adds an intriguing layer to the film's theme, suggesting a relentless pursuit of justice against those preying on the vulnerable.
In a cinematic landscape where content-driven films are gaining prominence, 'Bhakshak' seems poised to make a significant impact. The trailer successfully captures the essence of the film, leaving viewers eager to witness Bhumi Pednekar's transformative performance and the gripping tale of justice unfold. As the film gears up for its Netflix release on February 9, 'Bhakshak' holds the promise of being a thought-provoking and emotionally charged addition to Bollywood's repertoire.