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Matto Ki Saikal: Prakash Jha’s Film Shows Life Struggles Of A Laborer

The film will release on September 16
Matto Ki Saikal: Prakash Jha’s Film Shows Life Struggles Of A Laborer
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Last Updated: 01.00 PM, Aug 22, 2022

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Matto Ki Saikal
Matto Ki Saikal

Director Prakash Jha will soon be seen as an actor in Matto Ki Saikal (Matto’s Cycle), directed by M. Gani. The film had its premiere at the Busan International Film Festival in 2020.

The trailer for the film shows the struggle of the lead character, portrayed by Jha, and his attachment to his bicycle. After establishing the relationship between the lead and his vehicle, the trailer shows how the cycle is run over by a tractor.

“The script is very good. I was simply bowled over. It took me back to the Eighties when I started my career with documentaries and the bonded labour-themed film Damul. I liked the story so much that I decided not only to act in the 95-minute movie, but also produce it,” said Jha.

Gani describes his film as a story about “a daily-wage labourer, his family, and their bicycle which is very dear to them.” Shot in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, Matto ki Saikal will release on September 16. “The film is a contemporary one, but many situations, incidents, and people are drawn from my life,” added the director.

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