Anna 2016 Movie

Anna: The movie reestablishes Anna as a champion of democracy

Anna is a biographical film based on the life of noted social activist Anna Hazare. Written and directed by Shashank Udapurkar, it is the first feature film on the life of Kisan Baburao Anna Hazare. The film will be released on 14th October 2016.

Lead role of the Anna is played by Shashank Udapurkar, who’s also writer and director of the movie. Other casts in the movie are Tanishaa Mukherji as journalist, Govind Namdev, Kishor Kadam, Daya Shanker Pandey and Narendra Jain. The film will show early life of Anna and his social and political activities. Some excerpts from his personal life including his military training could also be included. Anna had a brief stint in army where he was a truck driver.

Since the movie is on the life of a noted socialite of the world, it is mandatory to get his permission. Shashank Udapurkar claimed before media that he had obtained Anna’s permission for making a biopic on him. He was talking to the media in April 2014. And Anna himself promoted the movie on The Kapil Sharma Show. According to Shashank Udapurkar, he prepared seven draft scripts before finalizing one. It is really a challenge to summarize 75 years of Anna’s life in a script that will last for a couple of hours.

Viewers have big expectations from the movie as it is on the life of a popular personality. A few things that aren’t clear are whether the movie will feature Kejariwal and Kiran Bedi and whether it will show Anna’s interest in politics. But it seems that the movie will be restricted to social life of Anna. Viewers shouldn’t take it as a Launchpad for Anna Hazare.

Anna first look & poster

The movie Anna has only one poster and it looks as simple as Anna is. It is like a postage stamp with release date of movie printed on top right corner. Above the date, you can read “Andolan Begins” that is start of revolution. On the top, there is theme of the movie that is “The Uncommon Journey of A Common Man” and in the middle is side picture of Anna. At the bottom, Anna is shown cultivating a field. The poster is divided into two halves. First half is white and the second half has blue clouds in the background.

Why watch the movie?

The first reason to watch the movie is Anna himself. He is so popular that everyone wants to know more about him. It is a biopic but it has literary value as it educates on the life of a noted social activist the shows how political movements are started. It is an ideal movie for families, friends and viewers of all ages.

Directed-Shashank Udapurkar
Produced -Manindra Jain, Shobhit Kumar, Shekhar Kumar, Uddipt Jain, Aniruddha Gaikar
Written -Shashank Udapurkar
Starring -Shashank Udapurkar, Tanishaa Mukerji, Govind Namdeo, Rajit Kapur, Sharat Saxena, Kishor Kadam
Music -Ravindra Jain
Production companies- Sony Pictures Entertainment Films India
Release dates- October 14, 2016
Running time- 130 minutes
Country -India
Language -Hindi

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