The Netflix film is set to premiere on February 9, 2024.
It was back in 2022 when Bhumi Pednekar announced that she would be starring in a film titled Bhakshak. Shah Rukh Khan's home banner, Red Chillies Entertainment, produces the gritty film, directed by Pulkit. Now, Netflix India has dropped the teaser for the film along with the premiere date on their OTT platform.
The teaser shows Bhumi as an investigative journalist on a tight budget who delves headfirst into horrifying allegations of child abuse at a shelter for abused girls. Bhakshak explores the journey of an unwavering woman’s quest to seek justice. Bhumi, as Vaishali Singh, portrays the role of an investigative journalist who wants to bring to light a heinous crime, laying bare the ground reality of crimes against women.
Check out the teaser below:
Directed by Pulkit and produced by Gauri Khan and Gaurav Verma, the film also stars Sanjay Mishra, Aditya Srivastava, and Sai Tamhankar in pivotal roles.
In a statement, Pulkit shared that their aim was to shed light on the harsh realities of society and spark conversations that lead to meaningful change. He is looking forward to more people joining this important dialogue.
Expressing his thoughts on the film’s release, Gaurav said that they believe in storytelling that not only entertains but also enlightens. This film is a testament to their commitment to narratives that provoke thought and inspire societal reflections. They are excited to collaborate with Netflix to share this impactful story with audiences worldwide.
According to Ruchikaa Kapoor Sheikh, Director of Original Films at Netflix India, Bhakshak is a hard-hitting story inspired by true events. The film follows a determined journalist who strives to bring justice against all odds. With stellar performances by Bhumi Pednekar, Sanjay Mishra, and an incredible ensemble, the film is their attempt to tell riveting stories with incredible makers. Directed by Pulkit and produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, the investigative drama emphasises their commitment to spark meaningful conversations and leave a lasting impact with their feature films.
Bhakshak premieres on February 9 on Netflix.