First Hindi film without male lead
United 6, which releases in February is arguably Bollywood’s first film without a male lead. The film revolves around the story of six girls who stay in Bangkok and are on the lookout for a job.bollywood Updated: Jan 15, 2011 17:00 IST
, which releases in February is arguably Bollywood’s first film without a male lead. The film revolves around the story of six girls who stay in Bangkok and are on the lookout for a job. Frustrated, they connive with an ousted bank employee (also female) and plan to rob it’s safe. Confirms director Vishal Aryan Singh, “It’s a first of its kind film where there are no male leads. The script doesn’t warrant a male lead.” “About 90 per cent of the screen space in the film is filled by only women, which includes the lead actors and lots of other girls,” he adds.
The film looks like a rip off of
, but the director dismisses such talk: “Not even a second of the film is
. There is no resemblance at all. All the girls play different characters with vulnerabilities, who have to work in larger than life situations. But they do not perform unbelievable action like the girls in
The film’s posters put up all over the city don’t reveal much about the plot, except the title. Recently, the producers released posters of the girls’ backs. “Everyone’s curious to know what’s behind the lovely backs. Our strategy has worked wonders,” states Singh. Apparently, two of the film’s actors, Parvathy Omnakuttan and Daisy Boppana are miffed with the film’s publicity campaign, which doesn’t reveal their faces. “Yes, it’s true. Somewhere down the line, they felt that they should have been showcased more by highlighting the glam quotient, rather that their backs.”
First Published: Jan 15, 2011 13:14 IST