New Delhi: This year the Women’s Day (March 8, 2019) shall assume special significance as the last cinematic creation of legendary director Lekh Tandon“Phir Ussi Mod Par . . . Talaq” which emphatically espouses the cause of Muslim Women will hit the Silver Screens all over India. It is an avant-garde motion picture based on singularly the most hotly debated topical subject in current times in India, the issue of “Triple Talaq” which features in social and media circles regularly —- a tidal wave of public opinion which refuses to ebb.
Much before the “Triple Talaq” became the flavour of drawing room gossip and the street corner chats “Chai pe Charcha”, Octogenarian veteran Director Lekh Tandon had toyed with the idea of making an avant-garde motion picture on the subject and launched the film in the name and style of“Phir Ussi Mod Par (Back to Square One)”. The uniqueness of the subject so captivated the veteran Director that he not only completed the script in record time but also commenced shooting at a break-neck speed in association with Kanika Multiscope Pvt. Ltd. (KMPL) and completed the film in a record time of six months. This path breaking movie promotes the expedient social cause of doing away with “Triple Talaq” so very adroitly promoted in current times. The thematic treatment of “Phir Ussi Mod Par . . . Talaq” effectively ensures that “Content is back” on celluloid.
The film is now being released by producers Trinetra / Kanika / Anshula Bajpai under the auspices of their banner Kanika Multiscope. The Producers are well-known names in their respective fields – Trinetra Bajpai is an internationally renowned Technocrat and Author, Kanika Bajpai is a celebrated theatre / television and musical artiste whereas Anshula Bajpai is a writer of repute. The songs sung mainly by Kanika Bajpai and Javed Ali create captivating sonorous music reminiscent of the era “When Melody was Queen” with a post-modern touch and are a major highlight –“Melody Returns”.
Without bothering to spend precious time in signing a huge star cast Lekh Tandon had opted for assembling a team of dedicated artistes who fitted the respective powerful roles like a glove. The carefully selected artistes included many Lekh Tandon regulars viz. Kanwaljit Singh. Parmeet Sethi, S. M. Zaheer, Govind Namdeo, Smita Jaykar, Kanika Bajpai, Rajeev Varma, Arun Bali, Haider Ali, Vineeta Malik, Sanjay Batra, Diveeya Dwivedi and newcomer Jividha as the main protagonist. Renowned Cinematographer Jehangir Chowdhury (who had been associated with Lekhji in six films), accomplished Choreographers Madhav Krishan / Jojo, Editor Awadh Narayan Singh, Art Director Chokkas Bhardwaj and Co-Director / Writer Suresh Premvati Bishnoi etc.