Kurbaan has turned out to be two hours 37 minutes long after editing. Debutant director Rensil D'Silva's movie is longer than the show-timing multiplexes approve of and lengthy films on grim themes are not the flavour of the season. But D'Silva is unfazed.
"My film is not grim. It's about a serious global issue. But it isn't a documentary on terrorism. It's designed as a fast-paced thriller," D'Silva told IANS.
He also says that the release hasn't been timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the terror attacks on Mumbai.
"We're coming on Friday November 20. The date was chosen according to availability of space," said the director.
Tense but happy D'Silva has just about wrapped up the post-production work of the film that has Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Vivek Oberoi in major roles. And he is ready to take a long break before moving into his next film which would be a marked departure from the theme of terrorism in "Kurbaan".