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Uunchai is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language drama film written and directed by Sooraj Barjatya:

Updated: Feb 6, 2023

Weeks after breaking the internet with its first look, Uunchai now comes with its second poster. Touted to be 2022’s biggest ensemble film, Uunchai will bring to screen eight of Indian cinema’s veteran stars together for the first time! Headlined by Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Neena Gupta, Sarika and Parineeti Chopra, Uunchai also promises pivotal performances by Danny Denzongpa and Nafisa Ali Sodhi. This ambitious film is helmed by ace director Sooraj R. Barjatya and is slated to be a 11.11.22 release.

In Uunchai’s latest poster, Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Boman Irani can be seen resting against an inscribed rock, taking a break from a challenging trek in the Himalayas. The mighty Mount Everest marks its presence in this poster as well. Friends can be seen eating home cooked food, hinting at the family film elements that fans have come to expect from Rajshri films. The tagline – ‘Friendship was their only motivation’ speaks for the visual, where the warmth of friendship is keeping spirits up in a challenging terrain, winds and snow.

Uunchai’s release coincides with 75 years of Rajshri Productions in the film industry. Produced by Kamal Kumar Barjatya, Late Rajkumar Barjatya and Ajit Kumar Barjatya of Rajshri, Uunchai is their 60th film production, and also marks their proud association with Mahaveer Jain of Mahaveer Jain Films and Natasha Malpani Oswal of Boundless Media for the very first time.

Like all Rajshri films, Uunchai promises to be a film mounted on a huge scale with grand visuals and a legendary starcast! An unforgettable journey of friendship, Uunchai will be in a theatre near you on 11.11.22.

Anupam Kher:

Through the course of his decades long career, Anupam Kher has worked with some of the most popular filmmakers in contemporary Bollywood today. But the actor recently revealed that some of the filmmakers he had worked with a lot in the past do not offer him roles in their films these days.

In conversation with Times Now Navbharat , Kher claimed that the reason he has not been a part of recent films by Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala and Aditya Chopra, was simply because they did not offer the actor roles any more. He said that there had been a time when he used to be the ‘darling’ of the filmmakers, and had been a part of all of their films. “I am not a part of mainstream cinema in India today”,

The actor went on to say that he did not blame the filmmakers for not casting him anymore, as it had paved the way for Kher to take up projects like the Tamil film Connect and the Tollywood film Tiger Nageswara Rao. The actor also has a starring role in Sooraj Barjatya’s upcoming directorial Uunchai.

Kher said that while he did feel bad about the situation, he was not one to sit and lament over it. He said that he chose not to think about how the ones who had been so close to him, chose to not take him for any of their films any more. The actor said that he does not hold it against the filmmakers and chose to see the bright side of it. “I am just saying that sometimes when one door shuts, so many other windows & doors open. I am rediscovering myself as an actor”, he said.

Sooraj Barjataya's 'Uunchai' cast members unite for 'perfect selfie'

Amitabh Bachchan:

has back-to-back films lined up ahead of him. Starting with Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra which would be released on September 9, the actor would also feature in Sooraj Barjatya’s Uunchai with a star-studded cast. However, the veteran actor is also gearing up for Vikas Bahl’s Goodbye, the trailer of which was released yesterday. At the trailer launch, Big B reflected upon his magnificent journey in the entertainment industry. He also shared how he dealt with his father’s loss.

During the press conference organised for the trailer launch, the Sholay actor gave penultimate credit to writers, producers and directors who repose their trust in him and envision him for a role. He shared, “The credit for this has to go to producers, writers and directors who conceive a concept with me in lead. They conceive, they decide and are just puppets. We do what the writer has written and what directors ask us to do. For me, it’s an honour and privilege that they are able to give something different and new to me.”


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