The makers of filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri's upcoming film Tashkent Files released its trailer on Monday afternoon and here is how the director summed up the film's story-line: "Friends, the film you've been waiting for: The man you know... The mystery you don't! The Tashkent Files."
From the trailer, the film is a fictional representation of the functioning of an enquiry committee that probes into the death of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of independent India and died under mysterious circumstances in January 1966 in Tashkent (now in Uzbekistan), a day after signing the Tashkent Agreement, which formally ended the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965.
The film, which raises questions about Lal Bahadur Shastri's mysterious death features Mithun Chakraborty, Naseruddin Shah and Shweta Basu Prasad go deep into the investigation of his death. The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi. Talking about the casting, Vivek had said: "For such a sensitive subject I needed the best actors of our times. I am lucky that I could cast five National Award-winners plus six multiple award winners."
The Tashkent Files is scheduled to hit the screens on April 12, a day after the seven-phased general elections commence.