Fresh from the success of Dev D, director Anurag Kashyap’s latest offering Gulaal is a political drama complete with emotional ingredients like love, greed, deceit and power.
Gulaal, which has Kay Kay Menon in the lead role, took shape in 2001 but was delayed due to myriad reasons. The film, which is dedicated to all poets with a vision for India, is finally set to hit the theatres Friday (March 13).
Set in Rajpur, a fictional city in Rajasthan, the film revolves around a member of the erstwhile royal family who wants to go back to the days of royalty and become the ruler of the state.
“The movie is based on politics and as usual is very hard-hitting. Gulaal is very easily going to be one of my best movies,” Kashyap said.
Gulaal also stars Aditya Srivastav, Piyush Mishra, Mahie Gill, Raj Singh Chaudhary, Mukesh Bhatt, Ayesha Mohan, Abhimanyu Singh, Deepak Dobriyal, Pankaj Jha and Jessie Randhawa.
The story is about about a student Dileep (Raja Choudhary) who comes to Jaipur to study, accompanied by his servant Bhanwar (Mukesh Bhatt).
Against the backdrop of a local political conspiracy, the film begins with a Rajput conglomerate gaining strength as an erstwhile royal Dukey Bana (Kay Kay Menon) and a few other ex-royals convince a reluctant Ransa (Abhimanyu Singh) to contest for college elections on behalf of the Rajputana party.
The main fight is then between Ransa and Kiran (Ayesha Mohan) for the general secretary’s post.
The rivalry between the two groups intensifies and eventually leads to Ransa being killed by Kiran’s brother. Dileep is then asked to contest the election by the Rajputana party.
Gulaal races to its climax where a face is revealed – the face of the new leader.