Mumbai: After shunning it for decades, it seems Hindi filmmakers have woken up to 'coal mafia' in a big way. After 2012's two-part realistic drama “Gangs of Wasseypur” and latest release “Gunday”, this Friday brings “Koyelaanchal”, another expose on the same.
Produced and directed by Asshu Trikha, the film will show how coal mafia operates, how inhabitants of coal mine areas live, their survival stories as well as people's lust to gain control over coal mine areas.
Trikha has described the film starring Vinod Khanna and Suniel Shetty as complicated with many layers and stories.
According to a report, India sits on the world's fifth-largest coal reserves. However, the decades of lawless coal trading have affected the economy.
The Hindi film industry seems to be in love with Mumbai gang lords and has churned out many blockbusters on them, including hits like “Satya”, “Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai”, “Shootout At Lokhandwala” and “Shootout At Wadala”. But for it 'coal mafia' has remained a forbidden topic, for unknown reasons.