Hotstar Specials Brings Big Dreams of Small Towns in the Latest Film, Kanpuriye
Kanpuriye, starring Aparshakti Khurana, Harsh Mayar, and Divyendu, is an anthology film of three small-town boys from Kanpur, dreaming to make it big. The film is available to stream exclusively on Hotstar VIP.
Aparshakti Khurana, after making his presence known in movies like Stree and Luka Chuppi among others, turns to digital with Kanpuriye, released on Hotstar as a Specials. Starring Harsh Mayar and Divyendu Sharma alongside him, the film is a fast-paced anthology of three different stories of Jaitun, Jugnuand Vijay.
Kanpuriye revolves around these three boys who want to get out of ‘the city of broken dreams’- Kanpur- to pursue their heart’s desire as they wish. Jaitun (Aparshakti) wants to marry the love of his life, while Jugnu (Harsh) wants to become a renowned chef, but both are held back by their fathers. Vijay (Divyendu) is a lawyer who is caught in his own web of life, unable to get out. Their yearning to get out of the city for a better life sums up their life story. Will they be able to achieve it though?
Aparshakti reportedly commented on the film saying, “After watching movies that have brought out the real essence of towns like Allahabad and Bareilly, Kanpur finally gets a story of its own! It took me back to my own struggles – reliving with the uncertainty of the future and trying to find my way out. The movie is about that bittersweet moment in our collective lives that define who we become.”
Divyenndu reportedly said, “I think there’s a certain charm about living in a city that encourages people from smaller towns to dream big. Most of us have been part of situations where we’re chasing our dreams, but circumstances have other plans! Kanpuriye defines the struggle of these three protagonists who are chasing their chosen paths; that makes the movie relatable.”
Directed by Ashish Aryan, the film also features Vijay Raaz, Rajshri Deshpande, and Harshita Gaur, among others. Produced by Yoodle Films, Kanpuriye was streamed exclusively on Hotstar VIP on 25th October and is available for streaming now.
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