Ananda Film and Telecommunications Pvt. Ltd presents KHAP, is all set to release on 29th July 2011.
Produced by Sangita Sinha and Siddhant Sinha and directed by Ajai Sinha, the movie stars Om Puri, Govind Namdev, Manoj Pahwa, Uvika Chaudhary, Mohnish Bahl, Anooradha Patel, Shammi, Alok Nath and Sarrtaj in lead roles.
The music of the movie is given by Annujj Kappoo and lyrics is penned by Yogesh, Nida Fazli, Kumaar and Panchhi Jalonvi
A contemporary tale of traditional massacre erupting in the heartland of central India where certain villages still follow cruel age-old customs. This is where a story of passion, dishonour and deceit unfolds; where the sweet innocence of youth is throttled by uncompromising beliefs.
The film opens in the capital where two youths Ria and Kush fall in love. Meanwhile, news channels highlight the death of Veer and Sureeli who are found dead in Omkar Chaudhary's village. Ria has no idea that Omkar is her grandfather. Madhur, Ria's father, had left his native village due to differences with Omkar over the ruthless pratha (tradition) of honour killings. Madhur is chosen to lead a commission to investigate the suspicious deaths of young Veer and Sureeli.
Veer's father Daulat Singh is a staunch supporter of this pratha and is unmoved with his son's death. However, Sukhiram, Sureeli's father, is broken by his daughter's demise. Will Sukhiram be weakened and reveal all to the Human Rights commission?
Torn between his love for his son and his strong belief in the pratha, Omkar promises Madhur that he would put an end to the ruthless killings in the village.
Ria and Kush are also pulled into the vortex of these inhuman customs.
How do the patriarchs of the pratha respond to these happenings? Does Omkar Chaudhary change for the sake of his granddaughter? These are the questions that the film attempts to raise.
Are we courageous enough to face the truth?
Om Puri as Omkar Chaudhary - (President of Khap and Madhur's Father)
Om Puri has played the role of the Sarpanch (President) of the Khap Panchayat. He is a stoic man with very rigid beliefs but gradually in the film we see multiple layers in his personality.
Govind Namdev as Daulat Singh - (Another important character of the village)
Govind Namdev has played the role of Daulat Singh, a very aggressive follower of the Khap tradition who does not seem to have any regret after killing his own son in the name of purification. He is the constant obstacle in the way of Ria and Kush and their struggle marks the importance of this character.
Manoj Pahwa as Sukhiram - (One important character of the village)
Manoj Pahwa will be seen in a very different avatar as Sukhiram, the father of Sureeli (Nivedita Tiwari) who is killed as per the tradition of the Khap Panchayat, leaving Sukhiram extremely bitter and causing a marked change in his attitude towards honour killings. The character has multiple shades and contours.
Mohnish Bahl as Madhur Chaudhry - (Son of Om Puri and Ria's father)
Mohnish Bahl plays the role of Madhur who is a loving father to Ria (uvika Chowdhury). He works for the Human Rights Commission. A man of principles and intellect, he exhibits courage to stand in opposition to his father (Om Puri) in a conflict of beliefs and values.
Anooradha Patel as Komal Chaudhry- (Wife of Madhur)
Anooradha Patel plays the role of Komal who is Madhur's (Mohnish Bahl) wife. She is a constant support system for her husband.
Uvika Choudhary as Ria - (Madhur and Komal's daughter)
The role of Ria is played by Uvika Chowdhury. Ria is a beautiful city girl who falls in love with Kush (Sarrtaj Gill).
INTRODUCING: Sartaj Gill as Kush - (Hero, come from South Africa to India for his MBA)
Sarrtaj plays the role of Kush, a young charming boy. Ria and Kush get trapped into the khap traditions and then begins the struggle of survival and escape from the village.