Director Ribhu Dasgupta is back in business with Parineeti Chopra. The teaser for their upcoming film, Code Name: Tiranga, was unveiled by T-Series on Thursday. The duo previously collaborated on the poorly received Netflix film The Girl on the Train.
Code Name: Tiranga also marks a return to the espionage genre for Ribhu Dasgupta, who directed the first season of the Netflix spy series Bard of Blood, which appears to have been quietly abandoned by the streamer. The show was the first title produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment in its first-look deal with Netflix.
Code Name: Tiranga stars singer-actor Harrdy Sandhu, who made his Bollywood acting debut with last year’s large-scale sports drama 83, in which he played the former cricketer Madan Lal (fondly called Maddi pa by Ranveer Singh’s Kapil Dev in the film). Code Name: Tiranga is described as the ‘story of a spy on an unfaltering and fearless mission for her nation in a race against time where sacrifice is her only choice’. The film appears to be yet another attempt to jump on the patriotism bandwagon that Bollywood seems to be so enamored with of late.