Updated December 20th, 2023 at 23:57 IST

Main Atal Hoon trailer: Pankaj Tripathi takes us through former PM's journey

The trailer for Main Atal Hoon is out. Based on the life of former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee, this biopic is essayed by Pankaj Tripathi.

A new poster of Main Atal Hoon. | Image:Instagram
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The trailer for Main Atal Hoon has been released on social media, Wednesday. Based on the life of former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee, this biopic is portrayed by National Film Award winner Pankaj Tripathi.  The actor took to his Instagram to share the trailer and introduced his character Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. In the caption,  he wrote, "The leader you know, the man you didn’t. Presenting a glimpse into the extraordinary life of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The #MainATALHoon trailer is out now! In cinemas 19th January 2024."

Main Atal Hoon trailer out

Directed by Ravi Jadhav, the trailer gives a sneak peek of Pankaj as the late PM – his journey from a young leader of the masses to the Lok Sabha. It has a glimpse of the late PM's sense of humor, his formation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), being in Opposition, and then forming his government. Pankaj's appearance transformed to play the late PM.

Main Atal Hoon is a biopic of late three-time Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was conferred with the country's highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna. Written by Rishi Virmani and Ravi Jadhav, the movie features Pankaj Tripathi in the lead role of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The music has been composed by Salim-Sulaiman, and the movie is set to hit the theatres on January 19, 2024. Earlier, it was scheduled to be released in December 2023.

Pankaj on playing the late PM

Speaking about the film, Pankaj said in a statement, “More than the film, the journey of playing Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee is close to my heart. The man is truly a legend, and we are honored to bring his inspiring story to the world. I hope audiences appreciate our efforts to bring the legacy of Atal ji onto the big screens.”

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Talking about his role, Tripathi said, "We have tried to showcase those moments of his life in the film which are not known to the public and which are not available on any public platform. I have read so much about him that I can write a book on him and it will be bigger than this film. I have seen all his interviews, read so much about him that I have understood his persona."

On the use of prosthetics to get his look right, Tripathi said, "It used to take two hours daily. We shot this film in May and June when it was scorching hot. And it was really difficult to shoot after donning that look. I have literally shed my blood and sweat for this film."

(With inputs from IANS)
 

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Published December 20th, 2023 at 23:57 IST