Republic Day is a celebration of empowerment of our people, our nation and what better way to commemorate this day than witnessing a story that led a revolution in the Indian athletic world for women, ‘Rashmi Rocket’.
Standing true to its ideology ‘On Nahin, Full On’,&pictures identifies with youthful and energetic young audiences, who are perfectly receptive to stories like Rashmi Rocket.
This time, the channel brings to fore the story of Rashmi Vira- a resilient, fearless spirit, who fought and conquered her battle against injustice.
Directed by Akarsh Khurana, Rashmi Rocket is more than a sports drama, it brought spotlight to the unjust rules of society for women athletes and less-spoken issues in the sports arena.
It conveys a thought-provoking message with a simple yet powerful dialogue, “Haar jeet toh parinaam hai, koshish humara kaam hai”. Catch the &pictures’ Republic Day Premiere of Rashmi Rocket on 26th January at 5 pm.
Helming the role of the audacious Rashmi on screen, Taapsee Pannu along with powerful performances by Abhishek Bannerjee, Priyanshu Painyuli, Supriya Pathak and Supriya Pilgaonkar together unfold the arduous fight by Rashmi to claim her self-respect, leaving the audience in thrill.
This fight extends and empowers all those silent fights put up by women athletes from small towns to break out of the chain of forced biases and inequality.
Talking about his role, Abhishek Bannerjee said, “Rashmi Rocket is a film that needs to reach as many people as possible. I thoroughly enjoyed prepping for my role as a lawyer in the film.
The character is intense who believes in a cause. I took inspiration from some of my favourite lawyer characters that I have seen in the past. I’ve never played a role like this until now and that was quite exciting.”
Elaborating on Rashmi Rocket, Priyanshu Painyuli said, “I don’t want to get bored of watching myself on-screen, so for me what is key is to play varied parts and to try and approach each of them differently.
The topic that we’ve tried to cover in this movie is very important and we feel it is something people should be aware of. Taapsee is a real-life rocket, she’s a fireball and I don’t think anyone could’ve portrayed Rashmi better than her.”
Rashmi Rocket is an inspiring story of strong and determined Rashmi Vira from Kutch who grew up in a household that encouraged an independent lifestyle and fierce approach to achieve her goals.
But Rashmi’s target to become the World-renowned athletic champion comes to an end when she faces the biggest hurdle on the grounds of gender bias in the sport. Thus begins Rashmi’s journey to overcome the barriers and bring the biases to justice.
Tune-in to &pictures’ Republic Day premiere of Rashmi Rocket on 26th January at 5pm.