The Taapsee Pannu-led Outsider Films is set to collaborate with Viacom18 Studios Productions and BLM Pictures to bankroll a new road-trip film titled Dhak Dhak. The women-led film stars Ratna Pathak Shah, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Dia Mirza, and Sanjana Sanghi in pivotal roles. The film takes you through riveting story about four females and their life-changing trek to the world's highest motorable pass.
Talking about Dhak Dhak, producer Taapsee Pannu said, “At Outsiders Films, we aim to produce films that are meaningful and entertaining. We have attempted to give audiences a visual experience that they have rarely seen on screen. Dhak Dhak narrates the story of four women who realise that freedom has to be owned and never given. Viacom18 Studios has been a crucial part of my journey in the film industry from Chashme Baddoor, Shabaash Mithu and now to Dhak Dhak. In Viacom18 Studios and Ajit, we have a partner who has great foresight toward differentiated cinema. I am sure that this ride will be an enriching one.”
Commenting on the collaboration, Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Studios states, “Dhak Dhak is a heart-warming story of four women undertaking a trip breaking out of their cocoons & discovering themselves through this journey of introspection & adventure. This was the perfect script and resonates well with the DNA of our storytelling.”
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Pranjal Khandhdiya film producer also adds, “The partnership with Viacom18 Studios is a significant step for Outsiders Films as we embark on a new journey and bring back the best of experiences on the big screen for the audiences. Dhak Dhak is a first of its kind story about four strong characters and a memorable bike ride in the picturesque locations. Dhak Dhak is sure to captivate our audiences.”
Tarun Dudeja is listed as a co-writer with Parijat Joshi, in addition to directing. The movie is already in the works and will be released next year.
The film is now in production and will be released in theatres in 2023.