The film is inspired by true events and is based on the popular espionage novel ‘Escape to Nowhere’ by Amar Bhushan.
Netflix has teamed up with Indian producer and director Vishal Bhardwaj for a spy thriller film titled Khufiya.
Produced and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the movie will feature Tabu as well as actors Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi and Ashish Vidyarthi. The adapted screenplay is written by Bhardwaj and Rohan Narula.
Inspired by true events and based on the espionage novel Escape to Nowhere by Amar Bhushan, the film’s story follows Krishna Mehra, an operative at Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing, better known as R&AW. She is assigned to track down the mole selling India’s defence secrets, while all along grappling with her dual identity as a spy and a lover.
Commenting about the film, Director & Producer Vishal Bhardwaj said: “With Khufiya, my attempt is to create an edgy espionage film that contrasts the slow burn of intelligence and surveillance work with one’s deep-rooted emotional conflicts”
Tabu added: “Khufiya is a one of a kind project, extremely close to my heart and I am excited to be a part of this gripping spy thriller. As always, it’s a delight working with VB (Vishal Bhardwaj) again, and feels like a homecoming!”
Pratiksha Rao, Director, Films and Licensing, Netflix India, stated: “We are thrilled to partner with the master of storytelling, Vishal Bhardwaj on Khufiya. His films are known to brilliantly showcase inherent conflicts between different characters and their worlds through moving stories, and we can’t wait for our members to experience this through the incredible story of Khufiya.”