Kabir Singh Dialogue Writers to Make Their Directorial Debut With Dukaan

Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga unveiled the trailer of the film in Mumbai
Kabir Singh Dialogue Writers to Make Their Directorial Debut With Dukaan
Kabir Singh Dialogue Writers to Make Their Directorial Debut With Dukaan

Filmmaker Sandeep Reddy Vanga unveiled the much-awaited trailer of film Dukaan that marks the directorial debut of screenwriter duo Siddharth-Garima.

The writer duo has earlier worked with Vanga on his directorial Kabir Singh (2018) as dialogue writers and wrote the lyrics of Satranga song for Vanga’s last release Animal (2023). They have been associated with films like Toilet Ek Prem Katha (2017), Ram-Leela (2013) as screenwriters and have written lyrics for ‘Pinga’, ‘Deewani Mastani’, ‘Mohe Rang Do Laal’ from Bajirao Mastani (2015) and ‘Nainowale Ne’ from Padmavat (2018) to name a few.

Set in Gujarat, Dukaan unfolds the poignant tale of Jasmine (portrayed by Monika Panwar), a young woman embarking on a courageous journey as a surrogate mother. Through Jasmine's narrative lens, the film delves into crucial themes of dignity, freedom of choice, and the autonomy of women engaged in commercial surrogacy—a subject rarely explored in Hindi cinema.

“I know Siddharth-Garima’s journey with this film and I hold them in regards because I think they are wonderful writers, one of the best in this country.” Vanga said at the event.

"Through our film, we aim to navigate the emotional roller coaster experienced by couples undertaking the journey of surrogacy, while also delving into the ethical and moral complexities often brushed aside in societal discourse. We hope Dukaan sparks meaningful conversations with its poignant social message, inviting audiences to join us in experiencing it on the big screen," shared Siddharth-Garima, known for their cinematic narratives rooted in powerful themes.

“We also kind of feel surrogates as writers because you write, get attached to something and then hand it over to filmmakers. The idea of Dukaan, also kind of germinated from there.”

Dukaan produced by A Jhunjhunwala and S K Ahluwalia under banner Waveband Productions and Siddharth Garima's Kalamkaar Picture Productions, will release theatrically on April 5 this year.

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