Talwar 2 is a Hindi drama movie directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. After penning the National Award-winning screenplay for Junglee Pictures’ critical and commercially successful ‘Talwar’, Vishal Bhardwaj has joined hands again with the production house for its continuation. Going by the title ‘Talwar 2’, the film will reportedly revolve around the murder of a seven-year-old student Pradhyumn Thakur, from Ryan International School, Gurgaon, by his school senior.
The film is expected to focus on a gruesome murder of a child in a Gurugram school. Vishal will be writing the screenplay and helming the story of the ongoing case, which shocked the country when news first broke about a Class 2 student found with his throat slit in the school bathroom. The first film was directed by Meghna Gulzar. The second film in the Talwar franchise will take the original story forward.
Talwar 2 will be produced by Junglee Pictures and Vishal Bhardwaj. He will also direct the second installment. The film tells all sides – be it the police’s investigation, the CBI case, and even the accounts of the parents. It is based on hard facts and not hearsay.
Vishal Bhardwaj had written the screenplay for the first film. Vishal Bhardwaj says, “Talwar was about much more than the heinous crime itself, the film held up a mirror to society and exposed several loopholes in the system.” Vishal also said that through the film, the makers are trying to solve the case. However, the Haider director refused to give his personal opinion on who according to his research the possible killers could be.
When asked if the makers are open for any kind of cuts considering the nature of the film, Vishal said, “The film is already censored in U/A and so is the trailer.” The film, stars Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Tabu and Sohum Shah in the lead roles. The film will be releasing soon in 2020.