Netflix release poster
|Directed by||Girish Malik|
|Produced by||Raju Chadha|
Amardeep S Reen
|Written by||Girish Malik|
|Story by||Girish Malik|
|Music by||Bickram Ghosh|
|Edited by||Dilip Deo|
Rahul Mittra Films
Torbaaz (transl. Black Falcon) is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Girish Malik. Sanjay Dutt plays the role of a medical professional that lost his wife and son while he was placed in Indian Embassy in Kabul, while Nargis Fakhri and Rahul Dev play other prominent characters. Torbaaz was earlier scheduled for a theatrical release, which couldn't happen owing to COVID-19 pandemic, after which the makers confirmed its distribution contract with Netflix. It was premiered on 11 December 2020 on Netflix.
- Sanjay Dutt as Naseer
- Nargis Fakhri as Ayesha
- Rahul Dev as Qazar
- Gavie Chahal as Shariyar Khan
- Kuwaarjeet Chopraa as Habibullah
- Humayoon Shams Khan as Raghu
- Rahul Mittra as Col Khan
- Rakshit wahi as dawlatzaahi
- Priyanka Verma as Meera
- Vansh Sayani as one of the boy in the group
- Rockey Raina as Abdullah
Initially planned for a May 2019 theatrical release, Torbaaz was postponed to mid-2020 but due to cinemas shutdown owing to COVID-19 pandemic, it wasn't able to release that time too. In July 2020, it was decided that Torbaaz was directly released online. It was released on 11 December 2020 on Netflix who purchased its digital and distribution rights.
Prathyush Parasuraman of Film Companion, wrote, "A distant gaze animates this 2 hour long film set in Afghanistan- it begins with gliding drone-shots of a pristine town blessed in the shadows of the Hindu Kush, and it retains this distance for the rest of the film. Gun fights and bomb blasts play out at a safe mile away from the camera- as a viewer you are never made to feel like you are in the thick of things. "
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