From the director of Super 30 and Queen, Vikas Bahl arrives a new dystopian thriller, Ganapath: A Hero is Born. Kriti Sanon and Tiger Shroff collaborated again almost a decade after their debut film, Heropanti. They seem ready to slay their fanatics once again with their action drama. The film is set in a post-apocalyptic landscape and explores the themes of action, vengeance and romance. This genre mishmash seems to be a trailblazing, pure Bollywood-style lavish thriller, produced by a team of Jackky Bhagnani, Vashu Bhagnani, Vikas Bahl and Deepshika Deshmukh.
Ever since Bahl’s team launched the trailer, questions regarding Ganapath being based on a true story have been making rounds on the Internet. So, if, you, too, are caught in the web of this question, here is your answer!
Is Ganapath Based on a True Story?
No, Ganapath is not based on a true story. Unlike Vikas Bahl’s blockbuster hit, the Hrithik Roshan starrer, Super 30, Ganapath: A Hero is Born doesn’t derive inspiration from any realistic concept or person. However, similar to his debut film, the Kangana Ranaut starrer Queen, the film is also a mere figment of Vishal’s creative prowess. It is evident from the enticing trailer launched by Pooja Entertainment that the film doesn’t portray a realistic storyline. Rather, it explores fantastical tropes and is essentially a sci-fi thriller revolving around a sturdy mercenary.
The film was announced in November 2020 amid the onslaught of the pandemic. Due to some internal issues and initial preparations, principal photography was delayed for a year. Ganapath: A Hero is Born has been filmed in three distinct locations–United Kingdom, Mumbai and Ladakh–over the course of fifteen months.
Similar to the production delay, the thriller has also witnessed a significant retardation in its launch. Now, it is scheduled to hit theatres on the eve of Dussehra in the Hindi language. The dubbed versions are available in Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. However, the creators have yet to open up about the OTT release date and platform.
The Creators Open Up On Ganapath: A Hero is Born
Producer Jackky Bhagnani, renowned for Sarbjit and Bell Bottom, expressed his appreciation and excitement regarding the film upon witnessing the views skyrocket for the trailer. Bhagnani exclaimed that he is “thrilled by the incredibly positive response to the ‘Ganapath’ teaser and Hum Aaye Hain’ Song”. Bhagnani then continued to convey his firm gratitude by stating, “It’s immensely satisfying to see that we have been able to live up to the vision we had for the film, and it has struck a chord with the audience”.
The Mitron’s star concluded his statement with an enticing promise, mentioning that he is “Eagerly looking forward to the same level of love and enthusiasm in our viewers’ reactions to the trailer. We have so much more in store, and I can’t wait to unveil it all to the audience”.
Ganapath: A Hero is Born Premise
Bahl’s first high-octane action thriller was originally supposed to be a franchise with multiple iterations to its name. The first part, Ganapath: Part 1, was scripted in late 2022. But due to some unfathomable reason, Bahl proceeded with manifesting only one film, which is now entitled, Ganapath: A Hero is Born. It is scheduled to be released on October 20, 2023, coinciding with the Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra starrer, Mission Raniganj.
The 200 crore budgeted film delves into the dual-faceted personality of Guddu who transforms into Ganapath in the dystopian world. He is tasked with competing against the criminals and terrorists to safeguard the innocent people stuck in Delhi. Ganapath and his love interest, Jassi (Kriti Sanon), find themselves trapped in the maze of conspiracies laid out by a mysterious Dalini. Ganapath: A Hero is Born also features Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role. However, his character isn’t as fleshed out as Shroff and Sanon’s.
Is Ganapath Based on a True Story?
It is a sci-fi thriller centred around a mercenary, Ganapath “Guddu”, who embarks on a mission to defend the innocent people of Delhi.
Vikas Bahl has helmed the script and directed the film.
No, Ganapath is not based on a true story.
Ganapath: A Hero is Born is scheduled for a theatrical release on October 20, 2023.
Yes, a trailer is available for the Tiger Shroff-led action thriller.
The creators haven’t yet specified the OTT release date or the platform.