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Manoj Bajpai Confirms Sirf Ek Banda Kafi Hai’s Theatrical Release



Manoj Bajpai

In what is going to be an unprecedented move,  the  producer Vinod Bhanushali  of  the  new OTT feature film Sirf Ek Banda Kafi  Hai in which  the redoubtable  Manoj Bajpai plays  a smalltown lawyer  battling the big sharks  to get  justice for a  sexually assaulted  minor,will now go into movie theatres.

Confirming this reversed  move  from  digital to  big screen Manoj says, “Yes, the  team is  working on a plan to release  the film  in  theatres. I know this movement  in reverse, from  the OTT to cinemas, is  unprecedented . But the  film itself  has become  a movement.  The impact and  the response are massive.”

Sir Ek Banda Kafi Hai  was  released on Zee5  on  23  May. It was instantly embraced  by critics  and  movie enthusiasts  for its inspiring theme of justice  for  the  downtrodden. Manoj Bajpayee shoulders this predictable but impact-ful  court procedural. We have seem this smalltown intrigue and mofussil mayhem repeatedly in films of  the  past five years.

The trope-ridden down-and-out-lawyer-wins-over-powerful-sharks  film offers the comfort  of the familiar. It is always  gratifying to see a  slimy sociopath  masquerading as a guru, being  brought to book.

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