The action-thriller which stars Anshuman Jha, Ridhi Dogra, Milind Soman and Paresh Pahuja in principal roles & is directed by Victor Mukherjee is slated to release across on 13th January 2023. “Lakadbaggha” packs a punch with raw hand to hand combat action and martial arts but with a soul & purpose. The central character of the film, Arjun is an unlikely hero, who learns from his father since his childhood to fight for those who don’t have a voice aka the animals. And especially indie dogs.
The film which has a heavy international crew (French DOP Jean Marc Selva, Belgian Composer Simon Fransquet & Action by the Ong-Bak team of Ketcha Khamphakdee) also marks the big screen debut of Television & OTT star Ridhi Dogra as the female lead. The film also stars Milind Soman and Paresh Pahuja in critical parts & is the launch of a real-life police officer & professional boxer from Sikkim – Eksha Kerung. The story narrative revolves around a vigilante in Kolkata who is searching for his missing indie dog ‘Shonku’ and in the process unearths the illegal animal trade industry at Kolkata port. A war ensues between the animal trade Kingpin & the animal lover vigilante. This film brings action form ‘Krav-Maga’ (Israeli Martial Arts Form) in a raw manner to India and Anshuman trained with Tsahi Shemesh (Trainer of Avengers cast fame) in New York before starting shoot for the film.
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Anshuman Jha, who is the lead in the film says “Arjun Bakshi is a dog’s best friend. And I am grateful to have had the opportunity to train in Krav-Maga & bring his ordinary yet extraordinary character to life. Being ordinary is a superpower”
Ridhi Dogra who makes her film debut with Lakadbaggha added ” “Lakadbaggha is truly a special film – it has action, thrill but also a soul. It is obviously special for me since it’s my big screen debut as Akshara. And I can’t wait for the world to watch it on January 13th, 2023.”
The film is produced by First Ray Films, whose last release – the LGBTQ+ themed film ‘Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele’ was a huge success on Disney+Hotstar – and with Lakadbaggha they have another topical film in their slate. The film is all set to release theatrically on 13th January 2023 at a theatre near you.