Vishal Bhardwaj, an acclaimed filmmaker in the Bollywood industry, has joined forces with the famous streaming platform Netflix for his forthcoming project spy thriller film Khufiya. The film is based on the popular espionage novel Escape to Nowhere by Amar Bhushan, who is also famed for writing other spying novels such as “The Zero-Cost Mission/The Willy Agent”, “Inside Nepal/The Walk-In”, “Terror in Islamabad”,
Netflix India announced the film on Netflix Tudum: A Worldwide Fan Occasion in Sept. 2021. The filming started in October in the same year, and the team is now shooting the very last schedule of the film, which started in April 2022 in Canada.
Khufiya Star Cast and Makers
Kufiya is a story about an R&AW operations officer Krishna Mehra, who is selected to track down the mole selling India’s defense private information. It was directed and produced by Vishal Bhardwaj under the banner of his Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures in association with Netflix.
The cast includes Tabu, one of Indian cinema’s most experienced actresses. She plays spy Krishna Mehra, who struggles with her dual identities as a spy and a lover.k
Along with Tabu, the film stars Ali Fazal from “Mirzapur,” Wamiqa Gabbi from Modern Love: Mumbai, film also stars Ashish Vidyarthi, Bangladeshi actress Azmeri Haque Badhon, and Shataf Figar in an important role.
Khufiya is Tabu and Vishal Bhardwaj’s third collaborative project, following “Maqbool” and “Haider.” Vishal also produces the film’s music, and Farhad Ahmed Dehlvi is in charge of the camera.
Along with Tabu, the film stars Ali Fazal from “Mirzapur,” Wamiqa Gabbi from Modern Love: Mumbai, veteran actor Ashish Vidyarthi, Bangladeshi actress Azmeri Haque Badhon, and Shataf Figar in significant parts.
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) September 24, 2022
The teaser for this spy thriller was released on September 26, 2021, by the film’s creators. The 2-minute teaser begins in the headquarters of India’s External Spy Agency, where we see Ali Fazal, who appears to be a government official, casually sitting in his room while stormy weather outside and a piece of scary and mysterious background music plays.
Ali’s character opens a secure and photocopies a top-secret document, and it appears that whatever this man is performing is criminal and against the interests of the nation. He’s the one who’s leaking info outside of the bureau.
As even the teaser ends, Tabu’s voiceover says in the background, “Woh sirf mera nahi, pure desh ka gaddar hai.”
Khufiya Release Date
The film’s producers have made no formal confirmation about the film’s official release. This year, it will be available on Netflix as a directed-to-OTT release. The first look is now available.
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) August 29, 2022