Directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, the film will premiere at the 26th Busan International Film Festival.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a man known for slipping into his characters like a second skin, a skill which has made him a popular name in Indian cinema today.
The actor is all set to put his skills to test yet again in Bangladeshi filmmaker’s Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s drama No Land's Man, which will premiere at the 26th Busan International Film Festival under the section of 'A Window on Asian Cinema'.
According to reports in Mid-Day, the Sacred Games star had unveiled that he underwent almost no prep for emulating his character, a South Asian man who finds himself in an identity crisis and starts questioning where he belongs. Siddiqui calls it something that many people might have asked themselves in their lifetime, a common question on a subject that is very relevant in the present. As such the actor says what he tried to do was ‘feel’ his character’s journey, although his initial few days were not without its challenges.
He talks about how he found himself struggling with the English language dialogues in the film, which he credits his director with helping him overcome. He also says that once he fully gets into a character’s rhythm, language sans to be of importance anymore. Siddiqui also had nothing but good things to say of Farooki as well, calling his films engaging.
Expanding on the film he is working on, the star says that the satirical element of the drama was crucial, reasoning that simple stories needed something out of the ordinary for the viewers to really enjoy them.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui also reveals that he was approached for Aparna Sen’s The Rapist, which is also set to premiere at the film festival, which will take place from 6 to 15 October 2021.
Set in America, No Land's Man tells the story of a South Asian man whose life becomes convoluted after he crosses paths with an Australian woman.