Cuttputlli is one of the most anticipated crime-thriller and the film has been constantly making the headlines since its inception. For the first time, Akshay Kumar and Rakul Preet Singh will be seen together on-screen, entertaining the audience with their refreshing chemistry. Akshay Kumar is playing the role of an intense cop in the film. The film marks a scene where Akshay researches all the psychotic serial killers, sitting in his room trying to understand the mentality and the ideology behind the mind of the criminal. Akshay’s room has a wall that has around 500+ real newspaper clippings. The clippings depicted real stories and real faces of the criminals.
Speaking about the clippings and the scene, director Ranjit M Tewari added, “Akshay sir’s character – Arjan Sethi is obsessed with the crime world and the world of serial killing. He starts the journey as a character of a filmmaker in the Punjabi film industry, who is obsessed and has done research over 7 to 10 years to make a film on the crime world. So when we were creating his world – the house and the setting, it was very important for me to give him a space in which he feels part of Arjan Sethi rather than anyone else, and Arjan as a character is immersed, obsessed himself in this world of crime. So therefore, we thought, what can we do that is not subtle but impactful for him, so we just dressed up the entire wall with news paper cuttings and photographers of real people, so that he gets a feel to it while shooting, that he has lived this life, that he has been part of this life. The art department, production designers and ADs, we all came together and we decided to find the real images, and real newspaper articles written on them, so that we could setup the space to make him feel a part of Arjan Sethi as much as he could. So we decided to have them from archive, research and websites, find the real images of those times, whether it is Ted Bundy, or Seema Gavit, or Cyanide Mohan, all these people from India as well as from people abroad who are serial killers and real articles and put it up on the wall and when Akshay sir saw it for the first time before shooting, he was so happy with the kind of detailing that went into building the foundation from where he could start shooting the film.”
The teaser and the trailer of the film both took social media by storm and was loved among the masses.
Produced by Vashu Bhagnani and Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh and Pooja Entertainment, Directed by Ranjit M Tewari, Cuttputlli unmasks the killer and decodes the mystery using Arjan’s skills to understand the psyche of the murderer.