Talking about the biggest cover up in Indian history, director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri shared how just hours after signing the Tashkent agreement former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri died.
“On January 10, 1966, Shastri had signed the Tashkent Agreement and hours later he died. A death mystery unsolved to date. Was it a heart attack or poison? The truth of the biggest coverup has been denied to his family and us,” he told PTI.
Bringing the story to the silver screens, it has certainly created an eagerness to see how the movie would pan out. Ahead of the film’s release, the makers have dropped the official trailer today. It stars Naseeruddin Shah as PKR Natrajan , Pallavi Joshi as Aiysha Ali Shah, Pankaj Tripathi as Gangaram Jha, Shweta Basu Prasad as Raagini Phule, Mithun Chakraborty as Shyam Sundar Tripathi, Vinay Pathak, Mandira Bedi, Ankur Rathee and Prakash Belawadi.
The Tashkent Files revolves around the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the late Prime Minister’s death, where nothing was done and the reason for his demise till date is standing and unsolved.
Earlier, trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh unveiled posters from the movie revealing the star cast and their first looks.
“Immediately after his death, the family members of Shastri officially requested a post-mortem to the then acting Prime Minister Gulzarilal Nanda, but to no avail, Vivek said. The family also had requested former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, but was not heeded to once again,” Vivek further said.
Watch the trailer here:
The movie is slated to release on April 12.