Actor Rajkummar Rao on Thursday mentioned he’s enthusiastic about his upcoming movie HIT – The First Case, which gave him the chance to attempt his palms on the action style for the primary time. The suspense thriller is a remake of the 2020 Telugu hit of the identical title and is directed by Sailesh Kolanu, who had additionally helmed the unique movie.
HIT (Homicide Intervention Team) narrates the story of Vikram, a cop performed by Rao, who’s on the path of a lacking girl whereas he struggles with submit traumatic stress dysfunction. The movie additionally stars Sanya Malhotra. Rao, a educated martial artist, mentioned he had lots of enjoyable doing action in HIT.
“Nobody has given me action to do before HIT. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The action is real, organic and raw. This is a film I am proud of, it is presenting me in a different avatar. It is a good investigative thriller,” the actor informed reporters on the trailer launch of the movie.
Rao, whose 2010 black comedy Judgementall Hai Kya additionally addressed psychological well being points, mentioned he hopes HIT begins a much-needed dialog on this course. “People don’t realise they are going through something like that. So, it is important to have that conversation. I am glad that through our film we might have a beginning of that conversation. Like, how Badhaai Do was a fun film but towards the last 20 minutes you see the pain the characters go through. Same here the character is carrying that baggage throughout the film…” he added.
Kolanu mentioned his imaginative and prescient was to make a cop universe by way of HIT. “Like in Telugu, we have made a second case and we plan to make it in Hindi too. I want to create a cop universe. My vision is to bring all the officers together. There will be subsequent cases through personal arcs and we will work with Raj and Sanya. The intention is to make it into a huge cop universe where the boundaries are blurred,” the filmmaker mentioned.
“With this film, the journey has started. Like this is HIT the first case, then there is the second case,” added Rao.
For the Hindi adaptation, Kolanu mentioned he ensured to not make the precise copy of his personal Telugu movie. “It was a conscious effort to not make it copy and paste. The soul of the film is the same. It is my vision so we didn’t want to copy it but recreate it and make it big. We unlearnt and tried our best to make it a fresh film,” he mentioned.
Malhotra mentioned she is happy to have a theatrical launch after fairly a while. Her final theatrical launch was Photograph, which hit the screens in 2019. Her latest movies reminiscent of Ludo, Shakuntala Devi, Pagglait and Meenakshi Sundareshwar launched on streamers.
“I am excited for the film. As an audience I am excited to see myself on a bigger screen. OTT is nice but there’s a different joy of (watching films in) theatres,” she mentioned.
Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Dil Raju, Krishan Kumar, and Kuldeep Rathore, HIT – The First Case is scheduled for a July 15 launch.