Talvar 2: After the critical and commercial success of the National Award Talvar in 2015, it looks like Vishal Bhardwaj is back with it. Joining hands with Junglee Pictures for a sequel, this collaboration between the writer-director and the production house takes forward the adaptation of true-crime stories for the big screen in Talvar 2.
The 2015 prequel was highly appreciated for its clinical yet edgy account of the Aarushi Talvar-Hemraj double murder investigation.
For the sequel, Vishal has decided to take on the murder of seven-year-old Ryan International School, Gurgaon. According to the investigation, student Pradhyumn Thakur, was murdered by a school senior. The shocking crime sparked outrage among citizens all across the country, who demanded reforms in student’s security in schools as well as juvenile crime, since the accused was 16 and picked the child randomly, in order to delay an examination and parent-teacher meeting.
The Times Of India quoted Vishal Bhardwaj talking about the journey behind making Talvar. “Talvar was about much more than the heinous crime itself, the film held up a mirror to society and exposed several loopholes in the system. Such crimes shake the very moral fabric of society and need to be analysed in a much deeper sense.”
He adds, “The world is not just black and white, there’s more to a crime than just victim and perpetrator. That’s why we have decided to continue making true crime procedurals like Talvar.”
Priti Shahani from Junglee Pictures tells us, “Our journey on Talvar was more than just a film for us. It is a telling example of how big screen stories, when handled honestly and sensitively, have the power to alter the lives of people associated with the real incident. We are excited to embark on our vision of compelling storytelling, yet again with Vishal Bharadwaj,and taking the Talvar franchise forward.”
Currently, any other details about the film, including the cast are unknown. Vishal was originally supposed to film the Sapna Didi biopic with Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone, but the project was shelved due to the actor’s health issues.