Samit Kakkad’s film with a quirky title ‘Ascharya Fuck It!’ stars Priyanka Bose, Vaibhav Raj Gupta, Ankit Raaj, and Anangsha Biswas.
Director Samit Kakkad is known for unconventional compositions. He made his debut through ‘Aayna Ka Bayna’. In ‘Ascharya Fuck It!’ the director explores the concepts of desire and greed. He narrates how both these factors intertwine with the life of a Bollywood star, his chauffeur, a prostitute and her pimp.
The unconventional love story has a simple plot with complex characters. The film paints the underbelly of glamour. It is based on the short stories by the writer, playwright and author, Saadat Hasan Manto. ‘Ascharya Fuck It!’ is produced by Yoodlee Films. The intriguing title is played well with the Hindi phrase, “ashcharya chakit”, that means wonderstruck.
The lead actress Priyanka Bose also had a significant role in Garth Davis’s much acclaimed Oscar-nominated film, ‘Lion’. Apparently, Samit had the beautiful actress in mind for the particular role right from the time he began working on the script. Written by Amar Tipnis and Hrishikesh Kohli, the film draws references from both Saadat Hassan Manto and Quentin Tarantino.
‘Ascharya Fuck It!’ exposes and gives a revelation to what lies beyond the shiny veneer of the film industry.
Check out the trailer for the film:
The film opens with a quote by Manto that says,
“If you find my stories dirty, the society you are living in is dirty. With my stories, I only expose the truth.”
The controversial film earlier groped a lot of buzz for its title and content.
Expecting a slow but steady change, the porthole for cinema that is closer to our reality appears to be stretching its boundaries.
Directed by: Samit Kakkad
Written by: Amar Tipnis and Hrishikesh Kohli
Starring: Priyanka Bose, Vaibhav Raj Gupta, Ankit Raaj,
Anangsha Biswas and Santosh Juvekar
Release date: February 2018