Y-Films, the youth films wing of Yash Raj Films in India, has decided to remake Shah Rukh Khan’s film Darr (fear) as a five part mini-series, Darr 2.0.
Darr 2.0 will feature the characters of Rahul, Kiran, and Sunil from the original film. The theme of the new production will be cyber stalking and digital crimes.
Darr is a 1993 romantic psychological thriller directed by Yash Chopra, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, and Sunny Deol in the lead roles.
According to Y-Films, the series holds a mirror to the perilous environment of online privacy invasion and social media harassment that can take a dangerous and disturbing turn, if unchecked.
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To demonstrate the risks of voluntarily releasing too much information on the Internet, Y-Films asked its fans, followers, and subscribers to send across their happy pictures and moments for its next promo but did not reveal any further information.
Hundreds of personal and intimate pictures poured in, and some of those pictures are showcased in the first part of the teaser. The second part features an unidentified young man discreetly saving them on his computer.
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It gives the fans a virtual first-hand experience of the safety risk they undertake each time they share their information online. Thus it puts the fans at the center of the Darr 2.0 theme that has the tagline: “You have one new follower.”
The fifth original Y-Films series, Darr 2.0, is directed by Vikas Chandra, a Sundance Screenwriters Lab Fellow and Associate Creative Producer on YRF’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshy and produced by Ashish Patil, Head of Y-Films. It has a story by Nikhil Taneja, with screenplay and dialogues written by Shubham Yogi and Taneja.
The five-part series will be out soon on the Y-Films channel.
Photo / Video courtesy: Y-Films