YRF greenlights Vijay 69, a quirky film for OTT, with Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher stars in the quirky OTT release, Vijay 69,. Photo: Yash Raj Films

Notwithstanding Tiger Vs. Pathaan and the eventual possibility of a Dhoom:4, this is Yash Raj Films’ second concrete announcement after the success of Pathaan.

Yash Raj Films (YRF) has made it clear that it has ambitions to produce some of the most clutter-breaking and disruptive content on digital. Under the banner YRF Entertainment, the company now announces its third project, titled Vijay 69, a quirky, slice-of-life film for OTT, starring Anupam Kher.

Vijay 69 will narrate the life of a sexagenarian man, played by Anupam, who decides to compete in a triathlon contest at the age of 69. It will be directed by Akshay Roy, who has previously directed Meri Pyaari Bindu with YRF. He has also worked on acclaimed films like Mira Nair’s The Namesake, Aamir Khan’s directorial debut, Taare Zameen Par and Deepa Mehta’s Water as an assistant director.

Vijay 69 is being produced by YRF’s homegrown Maneesh Sharma, who has previously directed Band Baaja Baaraat and also produced Dum Laga Ke Haisha and Sui Dhaaga: Made In India. He is currently directing YRF Spy Universe’s next offering, Tiger 3, starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.

A month back, YRF Entertainment announced its second OTT show, a gritty crime thriller titled Mandala Murders created (which means more than one seasons, in OTT parlance!) and directed by Gopi Puthran of Mardaani 2 fame. The edge-of-the-seat entertainer stars Vaani Kapoor in the lead, with Vaibhav Raj Gupta co-starring, cast as the leading man for the first time after his brilliant performance in Gullak. Manan Rawat, who has previously worked as an associate director on many YRF movies, will be the co-director of the series.

YRF’s OTT slate also comprises the much-awaited The Railway Men based on the deadly 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy. This series features R. Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon, Divyendu and Babil Khan in the lead roles and is a tribute to the brave railway workers who saved scores of lives on this ill-fated night of devastation and horror.





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