Yet another biopic has been announced. And this time, filmmakers Vinod Bhanushali and Sandeep Singh have joined hands to bring on-screen the life of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The biopic is titled 'Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon, Yeh Desh Rehna Chahiye - ATAL'. Based on the book, The Untold Vajpayee: Politician And Paradox by Ullekh NP, the film will release in Christmas 2023.
A teaser for the film was released on Tuesday along with the film's announcement. The film’s director and cast have been kept under wraps, but the makers plan to start shooting in early 2023 and have plans to release the film during Christmas next year. Interestingly, the release of ‘Main RahoonYa Na Rahoon, Yeh Desh Rehna Chahiye – Atal’ is being planned to coincide with the 99th birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. This movie is being produced by Vinod Bhanushali and Sandeep Singh.
Take a look at the short clip:
Moreover, while speaking about the project, producer Vinod Bhanushali said in a statement, “I have been a great fan of Atalji all my life.A born leader, a statesman par excellence, a visionary. Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji was all the above. His contribution to our nation building is unparalleled, and it is our great honour to bring his legacy to the silver screen.”
Filmmaker Sandeep Singh had shared, “Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji was one of the greatest leaders of Indian history who won hearts of enemies with his words, who led the nation affirmatively and created the blue print of progressive India. Being a filmmaker, I feel that cinema is the best medium to communicate such untold stories, that will unveil not only his political ideologies, but his humane and poetic aspects, that made him the most loved " leader of opposition" as well as India's most progressive Prime Minister.”
For the unversed, in 1996, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was elected prime minister of India. But because the BJP was unable to secure enough support from other parties to secure a majority, he was forced to step down within 13 days. For his second and third terms as prime minister of India, respectively, Vajpayee returned in 1998 and 1999. At the age of 93, Vajpayee passed away on August 16, 2018.