Streaming giant Netflix on Monday announced its upcoming film Thar, starring Bollywood actors and real-life father-son duo Anil Kapoor and Harshvarrdhan Kapoor, which will premiere on May 6.

The revenge noir thriller marks the directorial debut of Raj Singh Chaudhary and is produced by Anil Kapoor Film Company (AKFC). Inspired by the Western Noir genre, Thar is set in the ’80s and features Harshvarrdhan as Siddharth, an antique dealer.

Talking about the film, Anil Kapoor says, “Harshvarrdhan has a very unique approach and his choices of films are also very distinct. The film was brought to me by Harshvarrdhan. He was very passionate about the project and he played an integral part in this film coming together. The story strikes the perfect balance between gritty and slick, grainy and smooth, fast-paced yet nuanced. It is Harshvarrdhan’s first film as a producer and I could see the passion in him from the word go. Thar is an experience and I can’t wait for audiences to watch it!”

Talking about how the movie came into being, Harshvarrdhan Kapoor shared, “When I read Thar, I realised right away that it was unique in terms of its mood atmosphere, and tone as well as in its narrative. I was aware that I was in a situation where I’d have to preserve to get what was on the page onto the screen without any compromise. With a film so ambitious, there was bound to be great learning both in front of and behind the camera for me personally. I believe that out of the few films I’ve done so far Thar has been the most educational experience for me. We’ve tried to do something different and are excited to share it with audiences around the world with Netflix.”

Directed by Raj Singh Chaudhary, the movie also features Fatima Sana Shaikh and Satish Kaushik.

The film follows Siddharth’s journey through a remote village in Rajasthan that has recently been rocked by a series of violent killings. As the local cop Surekha Singh investigates these killings he crosses paths with Siddharth… will that encounter be the only one? We shall soon find out.

Thar will release exclusively on Netflix on May 6th, 2022. 

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