Welcome to the enthralling world of Dard, where emotions run deep, and the thin line between affection and pain is explored in this Indo-Bangladesh joint production. Directed by the visionary Anonno Mamun, this psychological thriller promises to be a cinematic journey like no other.
Shakib Khan and Sonal Chauhan take center stage in this gripping tale, making history as the first Pan-Indian film born from the collaboration of Bangladesh and India. As the title suggests, “Dard” meaning pain, the film dives into the intricacies of human emotions and the complexities that bind us.
The plot unfolds in Varanasi, where the first Pan-Indian film was set to shoot, breaking new ground in the realm of cinema. However, the journey wasn’t without its challenges. The initial plan to start filming in October 2023 faced a hurdle as the cast, including Shakib Khan, awaited work permit visas. Yet, with determination prevailing, the entire unit, visas in hand, set the stage for a groundbreaking venture.
The ensemble cast, including Rahul Dev, Rajesh Sharma, Lutfur Rahman George, Debchandrima Singha Roy, Elina Shammi, Alok Jain, Safa Maria, Amir Siraji, Zakir Hussain, and a cameo by Jessia Islam, adds depth to this cinematic experience.
The narrative weaves through the life of Jhulan Goswami, portrayed by Anushka Sharma, a cricketing icon and a symbol of resilience in the face of adversity. The film captures the essence of Jhulan’s journey, her struggles, triumphs, and the indomitable spirit that sets her apart.
The film’s teaser, released on January 6, 2022, served as a sneak peek into the emotional landscape of “Chakda ‘Xpress,” creating anticipation among audiences eager to witness the magic on screen.
Principal photography commenced on June 19, 2022, capturing the essence of Jhulan’s life. The final frame was shot on December 26, 2022, marking the completion of a project that promises not just entertainment but a celebration of grit and passion.
As the curtains rise on Chakda ‘Xpress, get ready to be swept away by the emotions, the drama, and the magic that unfolds. This is more than a film; it’s an ode to the undying spirit of those who dare to dream and conquer the odds.