South actor Vijay Sethupathi has been cast in Gandhi Talks, a silent feature film produced by Zee Studio. The film will be directed by Marathi director Kishor Pandurang Belekar. Kishor is well-known for directing award-winning stage plays and films such as Sa Sasucha (2010) and Yeda (2012). (2013).
Aditi Rao Hydari, who starred in Padmavat, has been cast as the leading lady in this big project, which exposes the harsh reality of today’s times and how Gandhi has become a prime witness of all he stood against. After Mani Ratnam’s critically praised 2018 gangster drama Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, this is Sethupathi and Hydari’s second collaboration.
Gandhi Talks is a pan-India film that will be released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam, and Kannada, among other languages. In India, a multilingual silent film will be made after 34 years. Pushpak, Kamal Haasan’s career-defining 1987 black comedy, was the last noteworthy dialogue-free film to be released in various languages across India.
The Oscar winner A.R. Rahman will compose the background score for the film that pays tribute to Gandhi by demonstrating how his ideas are more important and valid than his image on currency notes. Gandhi Talks is claimed to be a labour of love for Kishor Belekar, who worked on the script for 19 years.