Starring Tabu, Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi and Ashish Vidyarthi, Vishal Bhardwaj’s latest film, Khufiya, will premiere on Netflix on October 5
Last Updated: 11.16 AM, Sep 18, 2023
The trailer of acclaimed filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj’s highly anticipated film, Khufiya, has finally been unveiled. Based on Amar Bhushan’s crime thriller novel, Escape to Nowhere, the film features an ensemble cast - comprising of Tabu, Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi, Ashish Vidyarthi and Azmeri Haque Badhon, among others.
When and where to watch Khufiya
Khufiya will start streaming on Netflix from October 5. The story revolves around a RAW agent, named Dev (portrayed by Ali Fazal), who is under suspicion for leaking classified information. Another RAW agent, Krishna Menon (played by Tabu), is appointed to catch him in the act.
Netflix India has shared the official trailer on their social media pages. “Yahan hathiyaar ke roop hain alag, aur jung hai khufiya. In a world of spies, the traitor must be brought to light. #Khufiya, streaming from Oct 5, only on Netflix!”, they captioned the post.
Vishal Bhardwaj’s love for classics
Vishal earlier collaborated with Tabu in his 2004 film Maqbool, which was loosely based on Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. Khufiya marks Vishal’s first collaboration with Ali, while the filmmaker has worked with Wamiqa on Charlie Chopra and Fursat. Charlie Chopra is a crime-thriller film, the story of which is adapted from Agatha Christie’s celebrated novel, The Sittaford Mystery.
The filmmaker is known for making films inspired by classic literature pieces - such as his 2014 film Haider, which was inspired by Shakespeare’s play Hamlet; in 2011 he made 7 Khoon Maaf, based on Ruskin Bond’s Susanna’s Seven Husbands; and in 2006 he made Omkara, which was largely inspired by Shakespeare’s Othello.
Tabu’s character in Khufiya
In Khufiya, Tabu plays the role of a RAW agent, named Krishna. In the book, this was a male character, named Wasan. Escape to Nowhere draws inspiration from real-life events that took place in 2004, when a senior intelligence officer went missing after being a spy for decades. The book also provides a unique insight into the workings of the intelligence services, the internal politics and chaos that ensues during the investigation. Earlier, Tabu portrayed the character of a cop in the Drishyam series, Bholaa and Kuttey. Ali, on the other hand, played an agent in Kandahar.