CHUP! Revenge of the Artist

Chup is the story of a psychopath killer who is targeting film critics. It’s a fast-paced thriller that raises many questions of the ethics of criticism. Can an Artist’s fate be decided by the opinions of a few? And on the other hand can art exist and evolve without being critiqued? Artists are artists because of their sensitivity. Is it fair to expect them to toughen up and absorb criticism with objectivity? Is it fair to expect critics to soften their opinions because of the fragility of an artist? What happens when an artist loses the balance?

 

A series of bizarre and disturbing murders rock the city of Mumbai. Film critics are being killed week-after-week with the release of every new film. Arvind Mathur, Head of Crime Branch Mumbai, is tasked with solving the case.

 

There has never been a serial killing case like this before. The victims are all executed very very differently. Every clue raises new questions. Each time they think they understand the killer’s modus operandi, the next murder flips the script. With the help of Zenobia, a criminal psychologist, they try and understand the mind of the killer to trap him.

Year

2022

Category

Feature Film

Writer & Director

R Balki

Producers

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Anil Naidu, Dr. Jayantilal Gada (Pen Studios), Gauri Shinde

Co-Producers

Pranab Kapadia, Anirudh Sharma, Dhaval Gada, Aksshay Gada

Director Of Photography

Vishal Sinha

Music Directors

S.D. Burman, Amit Trivedi, Sneha Khanwalkar, Aman Pant

Lyricists

Sahir Ludhianvi, Kaifi Azmi, Swanand Kirkire

Editor

Nayan HK Bhadra

Story

R Balki

Screenplay & Dialogues

R Balki, Raja Sen, Rishi Virmani

Production Designer

Sandeep Sharad Ravade

Sound Designer

Debasish Mishra

Casting Director

Shruti Mahajan

Wardrobe Stylist

Aesha Merchant

Wardrobe (Sunny Deol)

Gagan Oberoi