Saif Ali Khan is an actor who has always experimented with his roles. Be it Sacred Games on Netflix or films like Omkara, Ek Hasina Thi and the underrated Go, Goa, Gone to name just a few, the actor has never shied away from taking on challenging roles. His next one seems equally intriguing as Saif shared a poster which frankly looks quite scary. The film is called Laal Kaptaan and the first look was revealed which shows Saif Ali Khan as a Naga Sadhu. The poster definitely evokes quite a strong response and the makers have stated the film will release on September 6, 2019.
According to details available, the film is presented by Aanand Rai and it is directed by Navdeep Singh, who made the superb Manorama Six Feet Under starring Abhay Deol. It is said to be set in a tumultous era of Indian history. The plot of the film revolves around the life of a Naga Sadhu, who is out on a dramatic journey is ridden with drama, revenge and deceit.
Produced by Eros films, Sunil Lulla, who heads the company revealed why Saif had been signed in such a unique role. "Saif is a gifted actor and this script allows him to showcase his talent like never before. Laal Kaptaan oasts of a larger-than-life landscape, dramatic characters and a gripping story that makes it a first of its kind," Lulla was quoted as saying. Aanand L Rai, whose last film Zero, in collaboration with Shah Rukh Khan, was a big disaster, has confidence in this project. "We have complete conviction and faith in the story above all else. 'Laal Kaptaan' is that kind of film that is definitely going to generate a genre and narrative style of its own.”
There is a lot of mystery and intrigue about Naga Sadhus. These mendicants are a particular group of Shaivite/Shiivite saints who reside in the Himalayan caves and come to visit the civilization only during the Kumbh Mela, a well-known Indian festival. This is the only event when these saints can be seen among the general Indian population.The place where the Naga Sadhus live are called 'Akharas.' It will be interesting to see how Saif plays a sadhu. The actor will also be seen in the second season of Sacred Games which sees Kalki Koechlin and Ranveer Shorey, along with Pankaj Tripathi join the cast.