There’s something about gangster dramas that fascinates Gurmmeet Singh. It led him to helm Mirzapur, a gory story of gang wars, greed and energy. Now, the director has one other gangster story up his sleeve, Paan Parda Zarda.
The collection sees him staff up with Mrighdeep Singh Lamba of Fukrey fame, and Shilpi Dasgupta as they inform the story of opium smuggling in central India. Mona Singh, Tanvi Azmi, Rajesh Tailang, Priyanshu Painyuli and Tanya Maniktala star within the crime drama that rolled on September 27.
Singh, who serves because the showrunner and co-director, says that the Jio Studios’ manufacturing goes past weapons and gore to discover household dynamics. “It has components of affection, motion and household drama. Developed from an authentic story created by Shilpi Dasgupta, the interwoven relationships are key to this collection,” he says.
Paan Parda Zarda is worlds other than Lamba’s comedy franchise, Fukrey. The director is raring to strive his hand at this style as he says, “It’s a labour of affection that has been created after years of analysis.” Author Suparn S Varma provides that creating the present’s “romantic and violent world” was liberating.