Anurag Kashyap has been absent from the scene for a while. Choked (2020), his final film as a director was released more than two years ago, despite the fact that he was well-known as an actor and producer before AK vs. AK (2020). The director has since returned with Dobaaraa, an odd thriller. It will debut in theatres on August 19 after making waves at multiple international film festivals.
If you were to read the movie's title, you would suppose it meant "again," which is what Dobaaraa actually means. However, in this case, Dobaaraa means "Do" (2) and "Baaraa" (12), or 2:12. The premise of the movie heavily relies on these figures. Moreover, the film’s runtime is also 2:12, that is, 2 hours and 12 minutes. That’s not all. The film’s trailer, which will be released today, also has a runtime of 2:12, that is, 2 minutes and 12 seconds.
It was revealed that the makers planned it. They felt that it would be interesting if they can achieve this feat. At the same time, they were clear that they would not fasten or slow down the narrative and thus hamper the film in order to get the desired length. Thankfully for them, things fell in place and they were able to get the run time of 2:12 for both the film and the theatrical trailer.
Dobaaraa is not the only film to achieve this feat. 4 years ago the makers of 102 Not Out (2018), starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, successfully managed to have a final cut with the duration of 102 minutes, that is, 1 hour and 42 minutes.
Dobaaraa is co-produced by Ekta Kapoor and it marks the launch of her new vertical, Cult. The veteran producer plans to make several out-of-the-box entertainers under this banner. The trailer of the film will be attached with Ek Villain Returns, which will hit cinemas this Friday, July 29.