MUMBAI: Anurag Kashyap is known for his gritty dramas and his unique storytelling style. The director has helmed few episodes of Sacred Games, which won a lot of applause in the digital world and won several accolades too. His next project is Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai starring Saiyami Kher and Roshan Mathew. The OTT special film will release on Netflix and today the makers have announced the release date.
The film will release on the platform on June 5. The filmmaker has done something different this time with the movie and speaking about the film, Anurag said, “This is very close to my heart. It is the story of a strong-willed middle-class housewife, who finds cash flowing out of her kitchen sink every night and how this changes her life. It is about relationship and the precarious balance between truth, power and money.” This unique concept has some great twists and turns and the some edge of the seat moments.
The leading actors Saiyami and Roshan both spoke highly about their characters and piqued our interest. Saiyami plays a housewife Sarita. She is the one who’s the earning member in her family and is over worked and has dreams in her eyes. Talking about her character, Saiyami said, “Sarita is a 30-year-old middle-class woman. She is the sole breadwinner, she is overworked and frustrated, yet tenacious and always scheming to build ‘that dream’. At one level Sarita is that every-woman. Nihit Bhave, our writer, has beautifully woven the complexities of this middle class family. And I thank Anurag for trusting me with Sarita and letting me bring her to life. Working on the film has been a life changing experience for me.”
Roshan Matthew plays an insecure husband and has some great complexities in his character. He feels his character is defeated, disgruntled, insecure and suspicious. “He was written beautifully by Nihit, and Anurag sir brought to him a unique kind of sensitivity that only he could. I’m lucky and proud to have been part of this film,” he added.