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Bastar The Naxal Story teaser - After Kerala Story, Adah Sharma stars in a 'propaganda' tale of courage and truth

Adah Sharma has teamed up with the makers of The Kerala Story for Bastar: The Naxal Story.

Bastar The Naxal Story teaser - After Kerala Story, Adah Sharma stars in a 'propaganda' tale of courage and truth
Adah Sharma in a still from Bastar: The Naxal Story

Last Updated: 11.56 AM, Feb 06, 2024


The upcoming film Bastar: The Naxal Story, a reunion project of producers Vipul Amrutlal Shah, Sudipto Sen, and Adah Sharma, has sparked immense anticipation. The recently released teaser offers a glimpse into what seems to be yet another so-called impactful and courageous narrative.

Naxalism in India and the film's inspiration

The collaboration between the producers, known for their previous work on The Kerala Story, has raised expectations for another compelling and, like they claimed, fact-based production. The teaser, particularly Adah Sharma's monologue as IPS Neerja Madhvan, yet again promises to evoke strong emotions among viewers.

Check out the teaser below.


The film sheds light on the complex issue of naxalism in India, hinting at the involvement of certain individuals and external forces in propagating discordant ideologies, as seen in the teaser. It invites the viewers to reflect deeply on the realities depicted.

As per the makers, true events involving the Naxals in the Indian state of Chattisgarh served as inspiration for the film. In 1910, in what is now Chattisgarh, the Bastar revolt began.

Insights into the film's narrative and tone

Sudipto Sen is directing Bastar: The Naxal Story, which features Adah Sharma in a prominent role and is being produced by Sunshine Pictures. Vipul Amrutlal Shah spearheads the production, with Aashin A. Shah as co-producer.

Producer Vipul Amrutlal Shah said while discussing the same that with Bastar: The Naxal Story, the journey to expose uncomfortable truths continues. Following the box-office success of The Kerala Story, they are about to unveil yet another shocking tale. This brave and honest film will rock everyone to their core, and it's an honour to offer it.

Filmmaker Sudipto Sen, following the tremendous response to The Kerala Story, stated that they mustered the guts to expose another lethal secret of independent India. It hails from Bastar, which is smack dab in the middle of the nation. He promises that the truth will shock the audience to their very core—the outrageous, the horrible, and the abhorrent. They have faith that the kindness and generosity the audience has extended to them will be returned to their kind.

The release date for Bastar: The Naxal Story is March 15, 2024.

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