Chup: Revenge of The Artist to stream on ZEE5 from this date
The serial-killer thriller directed by R Balki stars Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan and Shreya Dhanwanthary
Following its theatrical release in September, R Balki's Chup: Revenge of The Artist will now stream on ZEE5 from November 25.
The film, a psychological crime thriller, stars Dulquer Salmaan, Sunny Deol and Shreya Dhanwanthary. The story follows a serial killer in Mumbai who targets film critics. Besides the leads, Chup also features Pooja Bhatt and Saranya Ponvannan as well as Amitabh Bachchan in cameo (he also composed a tune used in the credits sequence).
Sunny Deol said, "Essaying the character of IG Arvind Mathur was a terrific experience. It was more like solving a jigsaw puzzle. The movie will be available on ZEE5 in 5 different languages and without revealing much I urge the audience to watch the film. It will leave you wide eyed with the deception and suspense.”
Dulquer Salmaan shared, “Stepping into the shoes of a twisted serial killer Danny has been the most experimental role till date. Identifying with someone who wreaks havoc across the city murdering critics, the mere thought is frightening. The narrative delves into every layer of a criminal's mind, challenging the viewers’ psyche and morality in the process.”
Shreya Dhanwanthary said, “Chup: Revenge of the Artist is love story. A love story of cinema. A love story of two people who find each other in a world of blood and gore. A love story with Guru Dutt. A love story of finding art in murder. Portraying the character of Playing Nila, who is an aspiring film critic was refreshing.”
“Chup is an ode to the sensitive artist and Guru Dutt is right on top of that list. I have had the story for a long time and I am glad I finally wrote it. Guru Dutt’s finest work, Kaagaz Ke Phool, was heavily criticised, the film failed and he didn’t make a film after that. While tearing art apart, few think about the sensitivity of the artist. Chup is a story that examines the insensitivity towards an artist’s work and also the flaw in the reaction of the artist towards such criticism. It's a film about the dangerous consequences of mistaking responsibility for power," R Balki said.
You can read our review of Chup here.