Amitabh Bachchan’s film Jhund is releasing in cinema halls on March 4th. Nagraj Manjule is known for his work in the films like Fandry and Sairat as director. Jhund is his Bollywood debut as a director. Recently, there was a private screening of the film Jhund. Aamir Khan has watched the film and was left teary-eyed.
In a video shared by T-Series on its YouTube channel, Aamir Khan praised the film and called it a ‘unique’ one. Talking to Nagraj Popatrao Manjule and producer Bhushan Kumar, Aamir said that the film ‘breaks whatever we learned in last 20-30 years. He called Jhund ‘one of the greatest films of legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan. Aamir Khan also complimented the children who worked in the film. Jhund is based on the life of a social worker Vijay Barse who inspired slum kids to form a football team. In the video, as the film ended, Aamir was heard saying, “Bohut hi behtareen film hai.”
Wiping tears away with the sleeves of his T-shirt, Aamir Khan gave a standing ovation to the film. He said,
“It has happened for the first time that a film has received a standing ovation during a private screening. I don’t have words to say. The way you have captured the emotions of girls and boys of India, it’s unbelievable. The way the children have worked is unbelievable.”
Aamir Khan added,
“What a film you have made! It’s a fantastic film. It’s very unique, I don’t know how you guys were able to make it. The spirit that you have captured doesn’t come from logic.” Calling the film ‘surprising’, Aamir added that the film has a lasting effect on the audience. He said, “The film breaks and undoes whatever we have learned in the last 20-30 years (waves his hand). You have made a football of that (laughs).”
Talking about Amitabh Bachchan’s performance in the film, Aamir Khan said that Jhund is one of his best films. Aamir said,
“What work he has done! He has done great films in his career. But this is one of his best films. One of his greatest films.”
Here is the video.
Aamir Khan gave a standing ovation, clapped, and hugged as the cast members of Jhund entered the room. Jhund is scheduled to release on March 4.