Netflix India has just released the first trailer of its upcoming Original movie, ‘Yeh Ballet’, and from the looks of it, it is quite steeped in the milieu of last year’s Bollywood hit, Gully Boy. The movie features the true stories of two young boys from underprivileged backgrounds, who struggle against and overcome societal and familial pressures to make it to international ballet schools on the back of their natural born talent for the delicate dance form of ballet.
Here are three reasons why we’re excited for the upcoming Netflix Original movie –
The thrilling and inspiring premise of the movie:
Yeh Ballet is the true story of two poor Mumbai boys – Manish Chauhan, son of a taxi driver, and Amiruddin Shah, son of a welder, who make it to prestigious international ballet schools, The Oregon Ballet School and Royal Ballet School, London. The two boys have to overcome a lot of pressure from society, religion and family, which frown upon dance as a means of livelihood, and that too for boys. Islam, as a religion, doesn’t allow devout Muslims to partake in music and dance. Still, the boys fight back in any way they can, to fulfill their dreams – accept abuse from parents, their humble backgrounds, and lack of training money. They practice their dance moves even while cleaning floors and commuting in public transport.
The delectable cast of the movie:
The makers have struck a home run by roping in Manish Chauhan to play himself in the movie, albeit with the fictional name of Nishu. Achintya Bose plays Asif in the movie, the fictionalised character of Amiruddin. The second alluring casting in the movie is of Julian Sands, of A Room With A View fame, who plays a renowned international ballet teacher, and who discovers the talent of the two boys. Jim Sarbh, Danish Husain and Kalyanee complete the hefty cast of Yeh Ballet.
The stunning crew of Yeh Ballet:
Another thing about the Netflix Original is its terrific crew. The movie is directed by Sooni Taraporevala, who directed the critically acclaimed film Little Zizou (2008), and wrote the screenplay of Salaam Bombay (1988), Such a Long Journey (1998) and The Namesake (2006). Ankur Tewari has put the movie to sound, Shiamak Davar, Cindy Claes and Vitthal Patil have choreographed the dance sequences and Siddharth Roy Kapur has produced it.
Yeh Ballet premieres on Netflix on 21 February. Check out the trailer of the movie here –
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