Mumbai: Netflix has teamed up with Vishal Bhardwaj for a spy thriller, Khufiya, inspired by true events and based on an espionage novel Escape to Nowhere by Amar Bhushan.
Produced by Vishal Bhardwaj Films and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Khufiya is a story about Krishna Mehra, a R&AW operative who is assigned to track down the mole selling India’s defence secrets. All along, grappling with her dual identity of a spy and a lover. The film stars Tabu, Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi and Ashish Vidyarthi in pivotal roles.
Director-producer Vishal Bhardwaj said: “With Khufiya, my attempt is to create an edgy espionage film that contrasts the slow burn of intelligence & surveillance work with one’s deep rooted emotional conflicts”
Tabu said:“Khufiya is a one of a kind project, extremely close to my heart and I am excited to be a part of this gripping spy thriller. As always, it’s a delight working with VB (Vishal Bhardwaj) again, and feels like homecoming!”
Pratiksha Rao, Director, Films and Licensing, Netflix India, said: “We are thrilled to partner with the master of storytelling, Vishal Bhardwaj on Khufiya. His films are known to brilliantly showcase inherent conflicts between different characters and their worlds through moving stories, and we can’t wait for our members to experience this through the incredible story of Khufiya.”
Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures
Director, composer, singer and writer, Vishal Bhardwaj, founded his own production companies VB Pictures and VB Films. Over the last two decades, the 14 movies to have come out of the production house have gone on to attain national as well as well as international acclaim. Whether it is the celebrated Shakespearean trilogy Maqbool, Omkara and Haider or, the cult classic Kaminey; the craft of storytelling, engaging the community and introducing new talent has been the focus.