Kangana Ranaut has shared a captivating teaser of her upcoming film ‘Emergency,’ where she portrays the iconic role of Indira Gandhi. Both the production and direction of the film are helmed by Kangana herself, with the screenplay written by Ritesh Shah. The movie revolves around the life of Indira Gandhi, the first and only female Prime Minister of India.
Announcing the release date alongside the teaser, Kangana Ranaut said, “A dictator or a protector? Witness the darkest period in our history when the President of our nation waged war against its own people. ‘Emergency’ will release worldwide on November 24th.”
The teaser sets the stage on June 25, 1975, showcasing protestors taking to the streets, while a newspaper headline reads, “State of Emergency declared.” Anupam Kher’s voiceover accompanies scenes of him behind bars with the caption, “Opposition leader arrested.” Playing the late JP Narayan, he solemnly states, “This is not our death but the death of our nation.”
The teaser also depicts scenes of protestors being shot before unveiling Kangana’s striking portrayal of Indira Gandhi. With conviction, she declares, “No one can stop me from protecting this country because India is Indira, and Indira is India!”
In addition to Kangana Ranaut, ‘Emergency’ features Shreyas Talpade, Mahima Chaudhry, Milind Soman, and Bhoomika Chawla. Fans eagerly shared their opinions on the teaser, expressing their anticipation for the film’s release.
However, some members of the Congress Party have expressed their discontent with the film’s direction and subject matter. Undoubtedly, the movie’s release will face challenges and attract significant attention, placing both Kangana and ‘Emergency’ in the spotlight leading up to its release on November 24, 2023.
Discussing the film, Kangana clarified that it is not a biopic but rather a political drama. She stated, “It is not a biopic of Indira Gandhi. It is a grand period film. Specifically, it is a political drama that aims to help my generation understand the socio-political landscape of present-day India.”