Bombairiya: Can comedy be a catalyst for change in India?

New Delhi:A private screening of Bombairiya was conducted in New Delhi recently, for the members of the legal profession who are involved in framing The Witness Protection Act, by the Additional Solicitor General of India, Pinky Anand. The above mentioned Act is yet to be enshrined in law and adopted by every State. In attendance was the director Pia Sukanya and members of the lead cast.

Although the movie is a lighthearted tale born of chaotic circumstances, Bombairiya goes beyond the realms of the conventional comedy flick. Inspired by real life incidents, the film subtly throws light on the dire situation of witnesses of crime, especially when it involves a powerful accused.

Pinky Anand said, “I thoroughly enjoyed the film. And it’s very gratifying that the issues on which we are working very hard are equally important to filmmakers like Pia Sukanya..”

Pia said, “Although my film is a comedy mystery designed to entertain, I hope it also underlines the need not only for the Witness Protection Act to be enshrined in law but for Witness Protection Programs to become a reality in each State where the lives of witnesses are continually at risk.”

Bombairiya stars Radhika Apte in the lead alongside Siddhanth Kapoor, Akshay Oberoi, Adil Hussain, Shilpa Shukla, Ravi Kishan and Ajinkya Deo.

The movie is presented by Kreo Films FZ and Beautiful Bay Entertainment and is slated to release on January 18.