The trailer of the upcoming Bollywood film “Babuji Ek ticket Bambai” produced by Hari Kripa Films was released amongst much fanfare by Shri Sudhir Mungantiwar (State Cabinet Minister of Finance, Planning, and Forest Departments in the Government of Maharashtra, India) along with the cast and crew of the film.
Speaking on the occasion Sudhir ji said; “I congratulate the makers for bringing out the issues that are very much related to the current state of affairs in our society.” Piyush Mundhada, the Creative Head of the film thanked the Hon. Minister for gracing the occasion and supporting the film. He said, “Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai is an honest attempt at film-making and showing the ground realities very closely. I am sure that the audiences will be able to relate to and appreciate this project.”
The film ‘Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai’ is an attempt to draw the focus on how a dying sacred culture deprived of support from the various sections can metamorphize into current corrupt form. “RAI” indigenous to the natives of Bedhaiya community found the Bundelkhand regions of M.P. and U.P. Their culture is all about singing and dancing to celebrate divinity. Here the females used to sing and dance while the male counterparts used to accompany them to the mela’s or grounds and would play musical instruments besides protecting them. Nowadays this culture is looked down upon, and has lost its sheen because of association of flesh trade with this community.
Rajpal Yadav quoted, “The entire film is shot in actual locations in Madhya Pradesh and Mumbai from where the story originates. There has been a lot of research that has gone into the making of this film. We the so called forward thinking citizens of metropolitan cities would find it very tough to believe what kind of atrocities do women in interiors of the country go through.” Among the other cast who graced the occasion with enthusiasm were – Bharati Sharma, Mushtaq Khan, Yashpal Sharma, Rakesh Bedi, Heena Panchal, Manisha Marzara, Prem Dubey and Swati Agrawal. Sudha Chandran who plays an important character in the film extended her good wishes and congratulated the team for the successful trailer launch, as she could not make it to the event due to her busy schedule. K.K. Mundhada, the Producer of the film told, “The film is different from the other yesteryear films on prostitution as it portrays the in depth study of the socio-politico-economic aspects of prostitution in the red light areas. The film reflects the dehumanising situation that the commercially sexually exploited women (CSEW) face every day in our country. These dreadful and heart wrenching realties and facts give a new impetus and lease of life to the on-going debate that – ‘Should prostitution be legalised?’” The film is all set to release worldwide on 10th June 2016 and is distributed by 18th Media Ventures.