The sequel for the Rumi Jaffery directorial courtroom drama is already in the works
Chehre that released on August 27 opened to highly positive reviews. This quasi-courtroom drama/thriller, directed by Rumi Jaffery, stars Emraan Hashmi, Amitabh Bachchan and Rhea Chakraborty in lead roles. After the success of the film, the producer Anand Pandit revealed that he is looking forward to the sequel of the movie.
Speaking to spotboye.com, Anand Pandit says, “I am open to the idea of a sequel, and we are looking for a suitable story. We always planned it as a story that can be taken forward. That’s why we’ve opted for an open ending.”
Chehre follows the story of Sameer Mehra, an ad agency manager, played by a glib Emraan Hashmi. Sameer gets lost due to a hailstorm in the mountains and acquaints the law veterans where he meets Lateef Zaidi, a retired public prosecutor, played by Amitabh Bachchan. Zaidi, along with his group of other law veterans including a retired defence lawyer, a judge and an executioner, has a habit of playing courtroom trials in which they select candidates who have escaped after committing the crime without a lawful punishment.
The law veteran Zaidi accuses Sameer of the murder that he committed and was not punished for. The movie seems to be a scathing criticism of the slow judicial system of the country which allows criminals to escape due to some loopholes.
The movie received highly positive reviews with critics praising the performances of Bachchan as a mysterious yet intriguing lawyer, Emraan Hashmi as a guilt-ridden businessman and Rhea Chakraborthy as a weird housekeeper. The movie is an unofficial adaptation of the 1956 German novel A Dangerous Game by Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Amitabh Bachchan was earlier seen in Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Gulabo Sitabo in which he played a miser house owner trying to evict his tenants. The movie received a warm welcome from the critics who praised its experimental filmmaking, depiction of taboo subjects and elements of magic realism. The veteran actor is currently committed to several projects including the big-budget superhero movie Brahmastra and Good Bye.