The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a complete lockdown in the country. The film industry is also on complete lockdown and actors across the country are coming out and urging their fans and followers to remain safe and take social distancing seriously.
Now, in an attempt to send out a unified message, the superstars of the Indian film industry have come together and shot a short film from their own homes called ‘Family‘. The film stars everyone from Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Mamooty, Mohanlal, Shivrajkumar, Chiranjeevi, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Diljit Dosanjh, Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra, among others.
It starts with Mr Bachchan looking for his kaale chashme (sunglasses). The frame then shifts to every celebrity as if they are all living in the same space and all of them are looking for his glasses. The film finally ends with a PSA about how Amit Ji just asked everyone to look for the sunglasses but says he doesn’t really need it because he won’t be going out for a long time. He also shares that the proceeds from the film are going to be used for the relief of the many daily wage workers in the industry who have been worst hit by this lockdown.
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When you see that the cause is greater than the idea you dreamt of .. there is just immense joy and gratitude for all my colleagues and friends in the making of this historic effort ! WE ARE ONE and WE SHALL OVERCOME ! Jai Hind ! जब विषय देश हित का हो, और आपका संकल्प आपके सपने से भी ज़्यादा विशाल हो ; तब फिर इस ऐतिहासिक प्रयत्न का उल्लहास और कृतज्ञ भाव, अपने फ़िल्म उद्योग के सह कलाकारों और मित्रों के लिए ! हम एक हैं … टल जाएगा, ये संकट का समाँ ! नमस्कार ! जय हिंद !
Got to love how Ranbir and Diljit added their humour to the story, while the stalwarts like Rajinikanth and Mamooty just took it to another level with just their charisma! And to think all of this was shot from their own homes, with no one stepping out is brilliant!