Distributor turned producer Dhanraj Jethani is now ready with his latest offering titled ‘Uvaa’. Incidentally speaking ‘Uvaa’ is a story about 5 youngsters who are living a carefree life with a carefree attitude and a lot of “Dangamasti” thrown in, until they witness a young girl being tossed out of a car and when they try to help her, their own life gets embroiled in tensional turmoil. ‘Uvaa’ is releasing on 26th Jun, 2015 and Dhanraj Jethani is very hopeful that it will achieve a grand success.
How was your journey so far in Bollywood?
I started my filmy journey in Bollywood by distributing films. The last one I distributed was ‘1920 Returns’.
Then how come you thought of jumping onto the production bandwagon?
I just thought that I should do something different after distributing films even otherwise I think that distribution & production are like the 2 sides of the same coin.
So what is your debut film ‘Uvaa’ as a producer all about?
My debut film ‘Uvaa’ is the story of 5 youngsters, hailing from UP, who are always involved in a lot of brawls and then their parents get them admitted in an English speaking institution and wonder of wonders the atmosphere out their has complete change of heart in them.
And then one fine day they witness a strange incident on the road. They see that a young girl is being tossed out of a car who then flee away. Now the youngsters of our film rush to her help. But soon enough they all get embroiled in a vicious political system not to forget the cop’s dragnet.
So what is the underlining message of ‘Uvaa’?
All through the film there is an underlining social message. You see actually the girl who is tossed out of the car turns out to be a victim of a gangrape. So ‘Uvaa’ is like questioning the Government, their vicious political system, and the cops who are also involved in this vicious political system.
Then what kind of a film is ‘Uvaa’ in reality?
Frankly speaking ‘Uvaa’ is a clean & wholesome family entertainer albeit with an underlining social message. There is no cheapness and not even an iota of vulgarity. The whole family can see the film in totality and enjoy its music which is the mainstay of the film. It is also a comedy drama so that you can laugh your guts out. Nowhere have we shown the actual rape. But the film focuses mainly on the aftermath of the rape scenario. With this incident of the rape kaand we are also trying to question PM Narendra Modi, who is in total favor of our “Betiyaan”. Then why this gross injustice against the “Daughters Of India” and will such rape kaand ever have an end to it so that one fine day our daughters can feel & breathe safely on the Indian soil. Period!