Weeks before release producer changes ‘Mukhbiir’ ending

June 17th, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS  

By Subhash K Jha
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Hyderabad-based producer Sudhish Rambhotla has decided to change the tragic ending of his espionage thriller “Mukbiir” to a happy one after getting a not so favourable response to the climax at the two-day Mumbai premiere at the Osian’s-Cinefan Film Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema. In the climax Sammir Dattani was shown being gunned down, but the audience felt that he shouldn’t die.

“Everyone after the screening at Osian on Saturday felt that the young hero deserves to live. He has suffered so much in life. Why end with death? Also, I feel audiences didn’t react too favourably to the hero’s death in two recent films ‘Sarkar Raj’ and ‘Aamir’,” Rambhotla told IANS.

“I feel audiences are in no mood to go home with a heavy heart. Though the director Mani Shankar had insisted on the tragic ending, I had made him shoot a happy ending which I’m now going to use,” he added.

There’s another reason why Rambhotla has decided to go with a happy ending.

“I always wanted to make a sequel to ‘Mukhbiir’. This was not possible if the hero died at the end of the first part.”

However, Mani Shankar still believes the tragic ending suits the film.

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