Actor Pankaj Tripathi is set to mesmerize audiences with his portrayal of the eminent former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the upcoming film "Main ATAL Hoon." The teaser, released on Tuesday, provides a sneak peek into Pankaj's depiction of Vajpayee's charismatic persona. While not a spitting image, Pankaj captures Vajpayee's essence through his speech and distinctive style. ALSO READ: 6 Noteworthy Cameos That Stole the Spotlight in 2023!
In the teaser, Pankaj, as Vajpayee, echoes the leader's iconic words, "Dalo ke iss dal-dal k bech, ek kamal khilana hoga (we have to bring a change)." The snippet has garnered excitement among fans, with comments pouring in praising Pankaj's portrayal as justified and expressing anticipation for the film.
Directed by Ravi Jadhav and produced by Bhanushali Studios Limited and Legend Studios (Vinod Bhanushali, Sandeep Singh, Sam Khan, and Kamlesh Bhanushali), "Main ATAL Hoon" is slated for release on January 24, 2024. The script, crafted by Rishi Virmani and Ravi Jadhav, promises an inside look into Atal Bihari Vajpayee's inspirational journey.
A motion poster was previously unveiled, offering a glimpse into the film's theme. Salim-Sulaiman composed the music, with lyrics by Manoj Muntashir.
Expressing his honour at playing the role of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Pankaj Tripathi shared, "Getting a chance to play the role of our great leader, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was an honour in itself. We went through rigorous reading sessions to understand the dialect, his lifestyle, and his vision for India. I feel elated today as we begin shooting for Main Atal Hoon."
Director Ravi Jadhav added, "I have seen Pankaj Ji being super involved in the process of knowing and understanding Atal ji. I am sure no one else would have been a better fit than Pankaj Ji to essay such a proficient personality. Hoping to create the same magic with our film that Atal ji created with his life and his vision for our country."
The much-anticipated trailer is set to be released on Wednesday and the film will be hitting theatres next year on 24 January 2024.