Vishwas Patil brings back PAKEEZAH opulence in RAJJO

By Glamsham Editorial

Going by the reports on the magnanimity at which it is being shot, Kangana Ranaut's forthcoming film RAJJO is surely going to be a feast to the eyes. It is learnt that renowned author turned-filmmaker Vishwas Patil is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the film attains a realistic look and for that he is going to all lengths. So much so that the Four Pillar Films, who have produced the film, have actually spent a staggering amount to recreate the red light area of Grant Road in Borivali.

The hard-hitting musical film RAJJO that is based on the issue of the mujra houses that are dying a slow death in today's times will see the Sahitya Academy Award winner Vishwas Patil shoot it at the scale as opulent as that of the cult 1972 musical romantic drama PAKEEZAH. It's only after PAKEEZAH that one has actually lavishly recreated an extensive red light area in a feature film and if the reports are to be believed, producers Four Pillar Films have spent a whopping 5 crores on the sets alone! to accentuate each and every contour of the beautiful set, Vishwas Patil has roped in acclaimed cinematographer Vinod Pradhan who for the first time after DEVDAS has used extensive lightings for the sets.

Talking about the backdrop of the film Vishwas said, "We want to give a very realistic look to our film for which we are doing all our research. The writer of the film Atul Tiwari actually visited the bylanes of Hira Mandi in Lahore, Pakistan to aide us in building the sets of the places where mujra used to be performed in the yesteryears and we also roped in Munish Sappal (the set designer of RAB NE BANADI JODI, PAHELI) for creating the sets."

Produced by Four Pillars Films, RAJJO will also see Mahesh Manjrekar and Prakash Raj playing roles like never before. The musical will have compositions of renowned music composer Uttam Singh and lyrics by Sameer and Dev Kohli.

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