Black Friday recreates 1993’s Mumbai

MUMBAI: Recreating Mumbai or Bombay, as it was called then, was one of the most daunting challenges for Anurag Kashyap while making Black Friday.


Says the director, “We had to keep in mind that there could be no cell phones or cell phone usage in the film. Even the hoardings and cars used were restricted to the 1993 set up. One would only find Maruti 800 or Omnis in those days. One had to be particularly careful, as there were a lot of street shots in the film.”


Black Friday, to be released shortly by Adlabs globally, is presented by Mid-Day Multimedia Limited. The film is based on the events leading up to and the investigation into the 1993 bomb blasts which left 257 dead and 1400 injured in Mumbai and brought the mafia-terrorist nexus into the spotlight.


Based on S Hussain Zaidi’s book on the same subject, the film takes one into the heart of the conspiracy behind the blasts and the massive follow-up investigation, by giving detailed accounts of the planning, execution and back-end operations of the terrorist act.


Produced by Arindam Mitra and directed by Anurag Kashyap, the film features Kay Kay Menon, Pavan Malhotra and Aditya Srivastava.