Releasing alongside Fanney Khan and Karwaan is Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu starrer Mulk. Directed by Anubhav Sinha, the film tells the story of a Muslim family trying to reclaim its lost honour. Mulk also stars Prateik Babbar, Rajat Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana and Neena Gupta among others.
Talking to IANS about Mulk, Taapsee said, “Over the years, we have been conditioned that certain communities need to be looked upon in a certain typical way. So I think we need to question the logic behind it. Mulk is going to question that logic — and where did it start and why did it start and the need to change it immediately.”
Read all the updates about Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu, Prateik Babbar, Rajat Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana and Neena Gupta starrer Mulk.
Prateik Babbar on his character in Mulk
“It’s the role of a boy who’s gone astray. When I heard it I immediately wanted to do it. There’s so much pain and hurt and persecution embodied in the part. Muslims are looked on in a particular way with suspicion and distrust for no fault of theirs. It is a very frightening situation. Anubhav Sir has captured the turmoil of the community, and I was more than happy to be part of the film," Prateik Babbar shared with IANS.
Any film that does not demonize, that talks of peace and brotherhood, in these dark, cynical times, is to be lauded. Mulk is Anubhav Sinha’s best film, and it concerns us all. It makes me want to cheer. Out loud.
Director Sudhir Mishra on Mulk
Director Sudhir Mishra tweeted, "Every performer in Mulk seems to know his / her purpose in the film and does exactly that . Rajat ,Ashutosh , Manoj ,Neena . And Prateik Babbar . You are terrific . Anubhav Sinha now that you have let that monster called Talent loose inside you . Happy torturous days . Jiyo !!!!"
Ali Fazal on Mulk
Ali Fazal posted on Twitter, "Jao dekho #Mulk !! Yeh ek zaroori film hai.. chitthaa hai poora. Boldness is back!! I hope this phenomena doesnt stop.. @taapsee tuney dil jheet liya .. itna acting? Career best waala. #Proud @chintskap sir, you are the spine of a revolutionary film.! Dir by 😘😘😘@anubhavsinha"
Mulk delivers a punch to divisive social agendas, says Raj Babbar
Raj Babbar posted on Twitter: What a film ! Mulk with its superb script & sensitive portrayals, delivers a punch to divisive social agendas & brilliantly upholds our national agenda of love & peace! Congratulations !! @anubhavsinha @chintskap @prateikbabbar @taapsee @DeepakMukut"
Mulk is a love story between Hindus and Muslims, says Anubhav Sinha
"I think people who want to get publicity, they target films but I wasn't bothered with all that because I knew what I have tried to showcase through Mulk. I didn't make this film to criticize anybody or to hurt anybody's sentiments. I always felt that Mulk is a love story between Hindus and Muslims," Mulk director Anubhav Sinha told IANS.
Richa Chadha heaps praise on Mulk
"#Mulk brings up topics that are regularly swept under the rug...in an intelligent and aesthetic fashion.Great work @chintskap sir, maza aa Gaya ! #ManojPahwa sir @mrrajatkapoor , #ashutoshrana. @taapsee what a roll you’re on! Enjoy it! Love you," Richa Chadha said via Twitter.
Still on the fence about watching Mulk? Check out the trailer of the Rishi-Taapsee film
Mulk is a very important film, says Masaba Mantena
Masaba Mantena posted on Twitter: "#mulk releases today. A very,very important film in our times.a brilliant storyline made richer with some incredible performances by @chintskap @Neenagupta001 @ashutoshrana10 & Manoj Pahwa who is just SO good. do watch it."
Mulk actor Ashrut Jain on the film
Ashrut Jain shared, "It’s about a family which is stuck in a controversy, and which is fighting for its honour. And as the trailer suggests, Prateik is a terrorist and he is a part of this family."
Producer Ronnie Lahiri on Mulk
Producer Ronnie Lahiri tweeted, "Just saw #mulk ... very important and timely film. everyone should watch. Bravo @anubhavsinha. great performance from the ensemble cast .. @chintskap sir @taapsee @mrrajatkapoor #manojpahwa @Neenagupta001 you all should be proud of this film"
Taapsee Pannu on working with Rishi Kapoor in Mulk
Taapsee Pannu on working with Rishi Kapoor, "He can be very intimidating if you let him be because he’s a typical loud Punjabi who will take your case if you let him. Once I got friendly with him, I think I really began to enjoy myself."
Mulk director Anubhav Sinha wrote a letter to the citizens of Pakistan
Anubhav Sinha shared on Twitter, "A letter to Pakistan. Sorry a question really!!!"
Rishi Kapoor on Mulk
Rishi Kapoor said, "Mulk is based on true events. It’s the story of a family that is fighting to establish its integrity after an insinuation has been made against them. The family used to enjoy the respect of the neighbourhood but the attitude of the neighbours changed overnight after the allegation. Now, they have to fight to get rid of the terrorist tag."
Mulk might earn Rs 2 crore on first day
Trade analyst Girish Johar said, “If I have to place my money, I will place it on Mulk. Whatever they are trying to convey is a strong message and it is a strong content film backed by deadly performances by Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu and Ashutosh Rana. In my opinion, the film might earn Rs 2 crore on its first day.”
Mulk is a solid film, says Vicky Kaushal
Vicky Kaushal wrote on Twitter, "#Mulk is a solid film talking about an impostant issue in the most direct & honest way. The country needs to watch it. Brilliant direction by @anubhavsinha Sir, @chintskap Sir @taapsee @ashutoshrana10 #ManojPahwaji @Neenagupta001 @PracheePaandya aap sab behad kamaal hain!🙏"