Following a long absence from the silver screen, “The Dirty Picture” star Emraan Hashmi is due to make his comeback with his upcoming movie dubbed “Selfiee,” directed by Raj Mehta. Even though Rah Mehta, the film’s director, is not yet a household name, his reputation is set to soar with the release of this film. The score of the movie is developed by the likes of Tanishk Bagchi, DJ Chetas, Bharat Goel, Himesh Reshamia, and more. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming “Selfiee” movie.
‘Selfiee’ Release Date: When Is The Movie Coming Out?
“Sefliee,” directed by Raj Mehta, the director behind movies like “Kapoor & Sons,” “Good Newwz,” and more, is scheduled to hit cinemas across the country on 24th January, offering cinephiles a perfect getaway to spend their weekend. The story is the brainchild of Sachy, the writer behind highly successful movies like “Ayyappanum Koshiyum,” “Anarkali,” “Driving Licence,” and more. The movie is a Bollywood remake of a 2019 movie dubbed “Driving Licence,” starring Prithviraj Shukuraman.
‘Selfiee’ Cast Information
Straight off the bat, we’ve got Bollywood heartthrob Akshay Kumar walking in the shoes of Vijay Kumar, a highly celebrated and successful film star with a never-ending hall of fame of successful movies. Emraan Hashmi joins the ensemble as Om Prakash Agrawal, a regular, honest traffic cop, and Vijay’s biggest fan. The movie also features Nushrratt Bharuccha as Prakash’s wife, Fahim Fazli as Mostafa, Adah Sharma as Meera, Abhimanyu Singh as Suraj Diwan, Kusha Kapila as Tara, Rahul Dev, Meghna Malik as Vimla Tiwari, Paritosh Tripathi as Rinku, and more.
‘Selfiee’ Plot Information: What’s The Movie About?
The trailer opens up with a shot of Superstar Vijay Kumar (played by Akshay Kumar), the actor leveling goons to the ground and walking through the barrage of bullets. Vijay Sharma is an overrated actor in Bollywood who has been ruling the hearts of his fans for more than a decade. His annual schedule entails making four blockbuster movies, including two OTT movies, 28 ads, 17 live shows, and even a couple of reality shows. Apart from making movies, Vijay Kumar is an avid car enthusiast and can’t help but enjoy the experience and thrill of sitting behind the wheel. Unlike Vijay Kumar, there’s someone who doesn’t bask in notoriety and acclaim and oscillates his time between his family and work. Om Prakash Agrawal, played by none other than Bollywood heartthrob Emraan Hashmi, is a hardworking cop who tries his best to take care of his family. Om’s son is his closest confidante, and the duo often creates Vijay’s dance numbers in their living room. The walls of his home are adorned with flyers and posters of Vijay Kumar and his movies, something Prakash’s spouse dislikes.
Om Prakash is a die-hard fan of Vijay Kumar and dreams of sharing a selfie with his favorite superstar, and in an effort to achieve that, Prakash decides to take an unconventional and harmless route. Prakash notices that his superstar doesn’t have a license and promises Vijay’s manager, Vimla Tiwari (played by Meghna Malik), to get him one in two days; in return, he politely asks for a selfie. Vimla agrees to bring Vijay to the RTO office to carry out the rest of the documentation, but things don’t go as planned as someone has already leaked the event to the press. Vijay was a superstar, and the notion that a regular traffic cop had summoned him to the RTO office for a license was too much for his inflated ego to bear. He insulted Prakash in front of his kid, labeling him “opportunistic” and advising him never to be like his father. This insinuates a war between India’s biggest superstar and a regular traffic cop who’s hell-bent on sending him crashing down to earth. The tussle puts Om Prakash in front of the media, where he announces that the only way Vijay Verma is getting his license and driving his million-dollar Bentley is if he takes a driving test, like a regular person. With no choice left, Vijay agrees to comply. However, his fans have a different idea and began harassing Prakash’s family, often throwing stones at his home and catching him off guard on duty.
The “common man” theme is a very ubiquitous and celebrated theme to tackle in movies, and Bollywood doesn’t seem to go easy on the abovementioned theme. Movies like “A Wednesday” starring Nasseeruddin Shah, “English Vinglish” starring Sri Devi, “Ghayal,” starring Sunny Deol, and “Saaransh,” starring Anupam Kher, are just some of the examples. Positioning a regular guy up against a powerful and well-connected force is a great approach to demonstrate just how far an ordinary bloke will go to settle an angry score. Like in the movie “A Wednesday,” Nasseeruddin Shah’s character forces the government to its knees to bring justice to those who died in terrorist attacks carried out by several terrorists.