More power to women with Bull’s -Eye Aka Saand Ki Aankh
Bull’s eye a.k.a Saand Ki Aankh, the meaning of this may sound uncouth and unpolished, lacking sophistication in Hindi, but that is the name finally replaced for the previously titled movie ‘Womaniya’, of ace filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.
Bollywood seems to be bitten by Biopic bug like never before and success of movies like Marry Kom, Dangal, Dhoni, Sultan have been motivating factors for many movie makers. And going to rural India in search of good story laced with struggle and glory seems to be the easiest route with the guarantee of success for Bollywood now.
This movie is based on the story of World’s oldest and elderly sharpshooters Chandro Tomar, 87 and Prakashi Tomar,82, also called shooter dadis ( shooter grandmothers) To do justice to these very powerful women characters Anurag Kashyap has roped in brilliant ladies of Bollywood, Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pedenekar who are popular for essaying the most challenging roles and picking sensible movies that leave across noble message. These actresses will be sharing the screen space together for the first time and essay roles of Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar.
After getting an overwhelming response from his last Bollywood flick “ Manmarziyan”, Anurag Kashyap has gone ahead to repeat actress Tapsee Panu in this movie as well. The entire team of the movie recently posted a lovely pic with shooter grandmothers and made announced the final name of the movie.
The real-life story of these bubbly and enchanting grannies is very unique and interesting, driven by their passion for shooting pistols these women polished and perfected their skills at an age when they were in their seventies, an age when people opt for retirement. This reality was transpiring in a very small village of Johri in Uttar Pradesh. Recipients of several prestigious awards they took up to shooting secretly out of fun but soon this took shape in a way of many village women teaming up with them and joining Johri Rifle club. They truly remain an inspiration to many women and seeing their real-life story of hardships, struggle, glory, and achievements will be inspiring for many.
With the announcement of movies name Anurag Kashyap has also hit out at Pritish Nandy who had name ‘Womeniya” registered with him and was hoping to receive a sum of One crore against the name. But later opted to go for another name and put to an end to the nefarious gameplan of Pritish Nandy. Anurag while posting the pic stated, ‘ So we have decided to not pay the extortion sum of 1 crore to @PritishNandy. He can sit on the title and warm it and hope for it to
hatch into something worthwhile for his company for once while we go ahead with what @taapsee @bhumipednekar @tushar1307 @nidhiparmar @RelianceEnt @prakashjha27 @ItsVineetSingh @realshooterdadi @shooterdadi want the film to be ..”Saand Ki Aankh”. I am sorry that I had faith in Mr Nandy. Ab hogi SHOOTING! This is one story that is waiting to be told. More power to these women, he also added that the former can now sit on the title, warm it and hope for it to hatch into something worthwhile for his company for once.
The movie will be directed by Tushar Hiranandani, Produced by Reliance Entertainment. To Tushar Hiranandani’s credit go movies like Main Tera Hero, Ek Villain, and Half Girlfriend.