The Makers of Sachin: A Billion dreams; 200 NOT OUT Cinemas PVT Ltd has acquired the rights of the book Maelstrom Rising by author Gagandeep Bakshi. The work on the project has already begun. The motion picture is based on author Gagandeep Bakshi’s book and promises to be an action-packed entertainer.

Commenting on the new projects, Ravi Bhagchandka, the producer and founder for 200NOTOUT said, “After the success of our last film, Sachin A Billion Dreams, which became the highest grossing sports docu-drama in the world, we wanted to explore other genres. It will be interesting to see the story come alive on celluloid. I am a fan of author Gagandeep Bakshi and his writing, the book is written in military style by a military personnel. It is quite plausible and engrossing and I am confident that we will do justice with the film.

Talking about the film Maj. Gen. Gagandeep Bakshi (retd.) says: “The Maldives is truly a paradise on earth. Today, it’s in the news for all the wrong reasons with a political crisis and imposition of a state of emergency. But many may not remember that in 1988 India had intervened to save the small island nation from being taken over by mercenaries. Taking off from this incident, my thriller novel ‘Maelstrom Rising’ weaves a plot that threatens India’s financial center with nuclear disaster. I am glad that 200NotOut will be producing a major motion picture based on this action-packed story. I am sure that the producers of ‘Sachin – A Billion Dreams’ will do justice to the novel and produce an edge of the seat thriller!”

About the book:

Maelstrom Rising begins with the mysterious disappearance of a passenger aircraft, suspected to be hijacked by terrorists. Travelling on the plane is a beautiful Kashmiri woman named Ayesha, once loved by a Hizbul Mujahideen operative and raped by a dreaded Pakistani terrorist commander. Among her admirers is also Colonel Dusty Bhardwaj, an Indian Special Forces officer and the hero of the story, who is sent to the Maldives to keep an eye on the military coup brewing there as it will have implications on India’s security. The hijacked aircraft has been secretly landed there and is going to be used to nuke Mumbai.

Will Dusty save Ayesha and an entire city? From the author of India’s first war novel, The Siege of Warwan, this is an edge of your seat, action-packed sequel.

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