A tough experience

A tough experience

Faruk Kabir, who tackles the subject of juvenile delinquency in his venture Allah Ke Bandey, admitted that working on the film “wasn’t easy”. The filming of Faruk Kabir’s brainchild Allah Ke Banday, starring Sharman Joshi and veteran actor Naseerundin Shah, didn’t come easy.
The story, inspired by a front page report on a leading tabloid, took two years to release.
Director Faruk was taken aback with the kind of organisation and planning a group of young boys were involved in with the rail-yard robberies after the tabloid reported it two years ago.

Says Faruk, “Allah Ke Bandey was born from that article. I don’t want to glorify my struggle but it wasn’t easy.”

After having shot in an approximate 47 locations and facing backlash from various groups, the film is finally ready for release. Allah Ke Bandey showcases the life of two young children. It takes the audiences through various socio-economic problems that plague many lives in the country.

Already facing comparisons to the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, Faruk remains unfazed. “I’d be proud if people compare my film to Slumdog that was made at a budget of 15.6 million dollars. The budget for our film was Rs 5 crore.”

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