Shakeela to be another ‘The Dirty Picture’?

Shakeela to be another The Dirty Picture

In this pandemic period, most film addicts are eagerly awaiting new films to brighten their days with full-on entertainment. Keeping this point and the upcoming festival in mind, Shakeela is set to release on December 25, Christmas Day. 

Shakeela, a film directed by Indrajit Lankesh, is a biopic based on the real-life of a famous South Indian actress ‘Shakeela.’ The film will showcase Richa Chadha in the lead role. It is one of the most awaited films of the year as it reveals another ‘real life’ story. The viewers are waiting impatiently to see Richa Chadha playing the role of Shakeela. 

When and where will the film release?

As mentioned above, the release date of Shakeela is December 25. The best part is that the film is releasing on Christmas when most Indians may take leaves or holidays in their offices. 

The film will be released in theatres. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is hard to say whether this film will be a blockbuster or not, but it is one film that viewers won’t like to miss, especially when launched on holiday.

The film is not only available for the viewers in Tamil Nadu but throughout the country. 

The official trailer of the film was released on December 16. Shakeela will be available in five languages:

  1. Hindi
  2. Telugu
  3. Kannada
  4. Malayalam
  5. Tamil

Who will we see in the lead roles of Shakeela?

A detailed list of the star cast still hasn’t been released officially. The official statement regarding the casting in Shakeela and the trailer of the film included only a few names for now:

1. Richa Chadha

2. Pankaj Tripathi

3. Ester Noronha

4. Rajeev Pillai

5. Sheeva Rana

The other actors who will be a part of the movie will be updated once the movie is launched officially. 

‘Expected’ plot of Shakeela:

After watching the film trailer, most of the viewers would agree that Shakeela does somewhat resemble ‘The Dirty Picture.’ Richa Chadha’s expressions too depicted the same. But, we can never be sure till the movie releases officially. 

After viewing the trailer, what is expected is that Richa Chadha would play the role of a famous actor who started from scratch. The film revolves around ‘Shakeela,’ who belonged to a poor family or middle-class family. As Shakeela would step into the world of cinema, she would explore what the audience wanted to perceive and would take any film that would come in her way. 

With several adult and other films, Shakeela would earn fame and stardom. She would become a renowned actress. She compromised with everything to get to the place where she was after she became an actress. But, she too might fall in love as Vidya Balan did in ‘The Dirty Picture.’ Also, she might later realize that her way of acting wasn’t right for her real self. Will she commit suicide at the end? 

There were several great dialogues in the film that would reveal the bold character of Shakeela. 

“Agar iss duniya mei rehna hai toh ya toh mujhe sadak par dikhna hoga, ya tujhe parde par. (If we want to survive in this world then either I would have to live on roads like a poor person or you become a famous star).”

“Whatever I did, I did it openly, I didn’t deceive anyone.”

The trailer did give a hint of the story, but it left questions in the viewers’ minds, which will vanish soon after the release of the film. We will surely update you with the full story once the film releases on December 25.