The film will be the directorial debut of doctor-turned-filmmaker Anirban.
South Indian actress Revathi is all set to regain the admiration of Hindi audiences with her upcoming film Aye Zindagi. The actress will be returning to the screen for a Hindi film after six years. She had last made appearances in Hindi films in 2015 in a couple of projects like Ab Tak Chhappan 2 and Nil Battey Sannata, and a 2018 short Udne Do.
The film Aye Zindagi will begin its shoot on September 12 in Mumbai. Written and directed by debutant Anirban, the film is said to be based on true events and will be set in the backdrop of India’s organ transplant industry.
According to Outlook, the doctor turned director calls it a story of redemption, love, loss and grief, and is based on his own experiences in the medical profession. Anirban elaborates to the magazine on how being a doctor had given him the rare opportunity of being a trustworthy confidant for his patients, who had revealed to him even their most deep secrets. It is a story he had been living with for years, he says, something which he says will make people appreciate the life-altering power of ethical organ donations.
Opening up about what made her take the role in the film, which is touted to be a drama, Revathi said she was moved by the director’s passionate vision and the heartwarming story. However, she expressed concerns about the challenging nature of shooting the film in a hospital background, which she says is not easy to do.
The National Film Award-winning actress, who had made her Hindi debut way back in 1991 with Love, will be seen sharing the screen with Satyajeet Dubey, who appeared in the series Mumbai Diaries 26/11. Dubey, who plays a liver cirrhosis patient in the film, referred to the project as one of the most challenging in his career. In addition to the two stars the cast also features Indu Thampy, Hemant Kher, Shrikant Verma, Sawan Tank and Mahesh Sharma.
Aye Zindagi is being produced by Platoon One Films.