The film KIRKET traces the journey of cricket in Bihar and the politics surrounding it
Mumbai 5th Sep 2019: Former cricketers Kirti Azad and Atul Wassan launched the trailer of the upcoming Hindi film ‘Kirket’ – which has the tagline as ‘Bihar Ke Apman Se Samman Tak’ in Mumbai. Story of the film revolves around Kirti Azad who plays himself as a cricketer and then the selector of the Indian cricket team. Atul Wassan who plays a cameo in the film was present along with Co-producer of the film Yusuf Sheikh at the event.
Kirti Azad the former Indian Cricketer was also the part of the Indian team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Later he joined politics and was elected to Parliament on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket from Darbhanga, Bihar. He served his third term in the Lok Sabha representing Darbhanga. On 23 December 2015 he got suspended from Bharatiya Janata Party for openly targeting Union finance minister Arun Jaitley over alleged irregularities and corruption in Delhi’s cricket body Delhi and District Cricket Association.
‘Kirket’ depicts the story of Bihar Cricket and its starvation from playing the nationals till 2016. The film is a combination of Fact and fiction on the above topic. It narrates the struggle and achievements of our protagonist (Kirti Azad) for the same.
It’s the first time that any film is going to show the story inspired from true events of world of cricket in Bihar & politics behind it. Kirti Anand was the coach of Bihar cricket team and he himself playing his role in this film.
Under the banner of A square productions, Dharmaraj Films and JKM Films and produced by R. K Jalan, Sonu Jha, Vishal Tiwari, co-produced by Yusuf Sheikh. Film is directed by Yogendra Singh and written by Vishal Vijay Kumar. Kirket has many original and new faces in the cast, which are Kirti Azad, Vishal Tiwari, Sonu Jha, Sonam Chhabra, Dev Singh, Ajay Upadhyay.
Kirti Azad observed, “After the partition of Bihar, Players of Bihar used to get disrespected on the basis of their state or cast. Kirket is the film which will show you the 100% reality of those times and cricket & politics outside the stadium”.
The film is ready to release this year in October.