A scene from Bhindi Bazaar Inc

Sonil Dedhia in Mumbai

Looks like Bollywood is not done with exposing the underbelly of Mumbai just yet.

The latest movie to join the bandwagon is Bhindi Bazaar Inc set against the bylanes of Mumbai. The thriller/drama deals with gangs who have embraced pick pocketing as an art and means of livelihood. 

Directed by

Ankush Bhatt and starring Kay Kay Menon, Prashant Narayan, Piyush Mishra, Pawan Malhotra, Shilpa Shukla, Deepti Naval, Shwetabh Varma, Vedita gautam and Caterina Lopez, the movie has already made it to the international film circuit including this year’s Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival.

No wonder Ankush Gandhi is one very excited man as he explains what the film is about. “Bhindi Baazaar Inc is about how in the game of chess, a mere pawn uses strategy and cunning to survive and reach the other end of the board, thus becoming a Wazir.”

Ankush was fascinated with the concept of pick pocketing and thus decided to do a film on the subject. “The film is interestingly set with the backdrop of pick pocketing as a profession. Pick pocketing to me is more heroic than gangster killings. I find it very fascinating that a person is able to flick a purse in the midst of hundreds of people.”

He further added, “Once the backdrop was decided, we needed an environment for the characters to reside in. That’s how Bhindi Baazaar Inc came about.”

Image: A scene from Bhindi Bazaar Inc