Country has more sports films than medals: Anurag Kashyap

Vastavam web: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap today said his upcoming movie “Mukkabaaz” comes from the “irony” and the “sad situation” that the country has more sports films than medals.The film chronicles the story of a boxer from Uttar Pradesh, Shravan Singh (Vineet Kumar Singh), who falls in love with a Brahmin girl. Things take a turn when he lands a punch to the head of the boxing federation and politician-gangster, Bhagwan Das, played by Jimmy Shergill.
“We have more sports movies than medals. The film comes from that sad situation. In population, we are second after China, but in the medal tally we always lag behind. Why is it happening, why can’t we produce sportsmen?.The “Gangs of Wasseypur” director said as a nation we tend to celebrate “small medals” so much that we often miss the larger picture.The film, which features Zoya Hussain, Ravi Kissan, Sadhana Singh, among others, is scheduled to release theatrically on January 12.
The film looks at how in sports we have to deal with things which are not connected to it… It’s only in our country that the sportsmen travel in economy class and the people taking them fly business class. The irony exists only in our country and then we expect medals.”