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Why Torbaaz is special for Sanjay Dutt

By SUBHASH K JHA
November 23, 2020 14:35 IST
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Sanjay Dutt's long awaited Torbaaz -- directed by Girish Malik -- will release on Netflix on December 11.

This time, Dutt is in Afghanistan, teaching children the joys of cricket in lieu of the other Taliban pastime: Suicide bombing.

The Torbaaz trailer exudes an emphatic energy as Dutt puts his all in spreading a kickass jadoo ki jhappi in the strife-ridden country.

He has a well-matched antagonist in Rahul Dev.

"The story of Torbaaz is closely aligned with the reality of Afghanistan, and the beautiful depiction of cricket as a means of deliverance is as true for the children as it is for my character, Nasser Khan, who bounces back from personal tragedy," Dutt says.

Like his character, Dutt has also bounced back recently from a personal crisis.

"I am truly grateful for all the love and support that I have received over the past few months, and I am glad to be returning to the screen with this powerful film," Dutt says.

Adds Producer Rahul Mittra: "These kids had nothing. He brought them cricket, in the hopes of a better life. Torbaaz is a very special film."

Mittra also plays an Afghan army general in the film.

Director Malik says the film has changed his life.

"Torbaaz has been an astounding journey for me," he says. "We hope the audience cherishes this journey of hope."

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