Emraan Hashmi, who has been missing in action for quite some time now, will be playing the role of ace Indian detective, Suryakant Bhande Patil, who has solved 120 child kidnapping cases for free, in his upcoming production venture, Father’s Days.
The film is based on a Gujarati book, Drsihyam Adrishyam by Praful Shah and will be directed by Shantanu Baaghchi. Ritesh Shah of Airlift, Pink and Raid fame has written the screenplay and dialogues of the film, which will be jointly produced by Emraan Hashmi films and Mataram Films.
Talking about the film, Emraan stated, “Suryakantji’s story is very heartbreaking but greatly inspiring. It’s rare to find a person who has dedicated his whole life to helping find kidnapped children of others that too for free. I am extremely proud to be playing him in the film.”
Shantanu said, “There are few films which entertain, fewer which deeply move you and even fewer still that change the way you look at life. This film does all three. The wonderful thing is that this inspiring story is based on the life of a real person.’ Ritesh Shah says, ‘I get so many stories about great wins and great people but this one instantly attracted the writer and father in me because it’s about an ordinary citizen’s great loss which eventually turned into a win for society and made him extraordinary.’
Producer Priya Gupta from Mataram Films added, “Emraan is a fantastic actor. This film will for the first time see him in an extremely emotional role. It deals with an important subject of child safety and will be a thrilling and deeply emotional film. Suryakantji’s story is extremely inspiring and moving and we are proud to be presenting it.”