2023 has been a great year for movies with massive hits like Jawan, Pathaan, Gadar 2, Animal, Dream Girl 2, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani and many more. And now, all eyes are set on 2024, with Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone and Anil Kapoor’ film Fighter being the the first big release of the year. The film is directed by Siddharth Anand, post the success of War and Pathaan. Fighter, which is slated to release on January 25 coinciding with Republic Day.
Siddharth Anand’s directed India’s biggest aerial action drama Fighter is carrying a sky-high buzz among the masses. Following the release of the teaser and the songs Heer Aasmani, Ishq Jaisa Kuch, and Sher Khul Gaye, the film starring the fresh pairing of Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone has added its name in the masses wishlist. With the release of the recently released action and emotion-loaded trailer, the film promises an adrenaline rush and an edge-of-the-seat action thriller with a patriotism theme attached to it.
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In a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, Siddharth Anand spoke about the experience of shooting such a high scale film and revealed that it took some time for Hrithik to agree to do Fighter.
Siddharth Anand on how War and Pathaan are much simpler films in comparison to Fighter
Talking about Fighter being ambitious and challenging, Siddharth Anand said, “It was very challenging because it was like keeping a fish out of water. I had no idea how this is done. I just knew what I wanted to do. The how of it was a big journey. It was a journey of two years of prep, planning and extreme research, then getting the air force on board, getting them to allow us to use their airbases, choppers by giving them over 2000 storyboards, showing them how we were going to do our real and believable scenes and we can execute them. It’s been a very long process, which makes War and Pathaan look like very simple films.”
Siddharth Anand on Hrithik Roshan taking a while to say yes to Fighter
Siddharth Anand said, “Hrithik is somebody who has always been associated with me. I wrote the character of Patty with Hrithik in mind very clearly. It took a little while to get him to say yes to the film. Even though we have a great association, but every film is a new journey, a new script and new character.”
He continued, “Here, I presented Hrithik a character which is very unlike what he normally would do. He plays larger-than-life characters, really unbelievably heightened characters. And here Patty is someone who is so real. He is like you and me, who cries and emotes like that and reacts in anger like Patty would. It was a little bit of journey to see that this character is eventually someone he can make very unique, dynamic and exciting. But the basis of the foundation of Patty is very real character and very unlike Hrithik Roshan has done in his entire career, I would say.”
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Siddharth Anand on his feeling during Shah Rukh starrer Pathaan release
“I had the same feeling I am going through right now. I was nervous and anxious then, as I am now, even though I am coming with Hrithik whose pair with me had a major blockbuster with War. There is nervousness every time because it’s a new film. The audience puts all your past laurels behind and treats this film as a fresh film. As a filmmaker, every film is like a first film. You are judged for it. What you have done in the past is the past and that’s how it should be. You should not sit back and become lazy and take your success and the audience’s appreciation for granted.” Sid said.
Going by the official description, “Fighter will narrate the story of an aspirational young man named Shamsher Pathania, who must overcome his obstacles after enlisting in the Indian Air Force in order to become a hero of the Indian Armed Forces. Fighter promises to take the viewers on a gripping journey filled with action, drama, and stellar aerial action performances.”
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Directed by Siddharth Anand and presented by Viacom18 Studios in association with Marflix Pictures, Fighter epitomizes cinematic brilliance. This film seamlessly intertwines heart-thumping action and patriotic fervor, promising an unparalleled cinematic experience. Brace yourself for an epic journey as Fighter takes flight in theaters on January 25th, 2024, offering a spectacle that redefines cinematic excellence.
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