Hindi slang ‘chirkut’ inspires Bandook characters
Parag Maniar (BOMBAY TIMES; September 16, 2012)
Debutant director and actor Aditya Om of upcoming film Bandook, is calling the characters in his film, Bhola (Aditya Om) and Lochan (Arshad Khan) ‘Chirkut Cowboys’, inspired by popular Hindi slang.
Explaining the significance of using the term ‘chirkut’ in the movie, Om says, “‘Chirkut’ is a rustic term that has a variety of meanings — from imbecile, stupid, miser to impetuous, idiot or non-classy. The word is usually used a lot by North Indians. Bhola and Lochan possess all these qualities. Since the plot of my film is based in UP, the thought to use it for the main characters came naturally to me. The slang reflects their persona as they ruthlessly hunt their enemies and at the same time, have a perverted sense of humour that comes as a comic relief to the tragic proceedings.”
Aditya Om has uploaded the unused film footage on a popular website, which immediately garnered a lot of views, months before the film’s release.
Directed by Aditya Om, Bandook releases December 7.
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