Sniff is up for release this Friday and is about a child spy-in-the-making who has the superpower of ‘sniffing’ danger! As per director Amole Gupte, this one is indeed a superhero film of a different kind.
“In essence, Sniff is a crime solving caper,” says Amole, “So this boy has a super power and if goes in the wrong hands, it can lead to an altogether different twist. He is a superhero, though not the kind that you have seen in Hollywood flicks. After super heroism doesn’t necessarily come from wearing underpants over a costume.”
He further goes on to add, “You want to be a superhero? Well, you can draw or own inspiration from Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Gandhiji, Sardar Patel, Baba Amte, Ambedkar, Anna Hazare – these are all superheroes in their own right. They have brought renaissance and it is their inherent core values that attracts you.”
In case of Sniff, it is the innocence and simplicity of the young boy that holds prominence.
“I imagine that one should have a philosophy behind a superhero film. You can’t have a dumb down Hollywood version of it,” he emphasizes, “Of course, crime is a part of package called Sniff. That said, apart from this there is also a bigger message with a longer lasting imprint.
The film features Khushmeet Gill as the debutant young central protagonist.
“What I can assure you is that Sniff is not a mindless film. It is an entertainer that keeps you at the edge of the seat,” says Gupte before signing off.
A film by Trinity Pictures (of Eros), Sniff releases all over this Friday.