Amazon Prime Video to premiere Farhan Akhtar’s boxing drama Toofan

Amazon Prime Video to premiere Farhan Akhtar’s boxing drama Toofan
Amazon Prime Video to premiere Farhan Akhtar’s boxing drama Toofan

Amazon Prime Video will premiere Farhan Akhtar’s sports drama Toofan, based on the life of a boxer. The film, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, will premiere on Amazon’s OTT platform Prime Video on May 21 across 240 countries. Toofan is produced by Excel Entertainment in association with ROMP Pictures.

This will be Akhtar’s second sports drama movie after playing the role of the sprinter Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag that was a box of success. Akhtar will play the lead role, besides Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal, Supriya Pathak Kapur and Hussain Dalal.

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“Excel Entertainment have been an integral part of our India journey and we treasure a long-standing relationship with them. Toofaan marks another exciting chapter for us together. Toofaan is one more step in our continuous commitment to bringing quality entertainment to our customers and another excellent addition to our direct-to-service film selection,” said Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video.

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“The film is an engaging and inspiring tale of the power of perseverance and following ones’ passions against all odds. With Rakeysh’s flair for narrating stories with a unique appeal and Farhan’s ability to make every character he plays appear relatable and endearing, we’re sure Toofaan has all the makings of the perfect summer blockbuster and will be loved by our consumers across the globe. A story that’s as intriguing as ever, we’re looking forward to bringing this sports drama to Prime members this May,” he added.

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Ritesh Sidhwani, Producer, Excel Entertainment said the story of Toofan is inspiring as a goon would become a boxer. “We consistently strive to develop new concepts which can entertain and enlighten the viewers. With Toofaan, we are presenting an inspirational sports drama that presents the story of a goon from the streets of Dongri set against the backdrop of boxing, his fall and triumphant comeback against all odds in life. Excel Entertainment in association with ROMP Pictures is very thrilled to announce this special film. Our long-standing partnership with Amazon Prime Video has been brilliant and Toofaan is yet another exciting chapter and association for us at a global level,” he said.

It remains to be seen if Toofan could emulate Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’s success. But Mehra had no doubt in selecting Akhtar as the protagonist. “After working with Farhan in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, I was certain he would be the perfect protagonist for Toofaan. The best thing about him is that he does not act the part, but lives it completely. Toofaan is a story that will motivate and inspire all of us to get out of our comfort zones and fight towards achieving our dreams. We cannot wait to present our film to viewers across the globe!” Mehra said.