Sandeep Singh and Rashmi Sharma’s film ‘Tipu’ exposed the bigotry of King Tipu Sultan of Mysore. Eros International, Rashmi Sharma Films presents Tipu – a historical figure whose name has been in controversy till date.
About Sandeep Singh and Rashmi Sharma’s film Tipu:
We know Tipu Sultan as a freedom fighter who bravely fought the British. History textbooks are full of Tipu’s achievements – his acumen brought about administrative changes in his realm and introduced innovative techniques in weapons to combat enemies on the battlefield. But very few know the dark – jihadi – side of Tipu – the fanatical Sultan.
After careful research by acclaimed author and public intellectual Rajat Sethi, the many unseen stripes of the Mysore tiger have come to the fore.
Filmmaker Sandeep Singh said, “I was shocked to know the realness of Tipu Sultan. The story gave me goosebumps. This is cinema I believe in. Be it PM Narendra Modi, Swatantra Veer Savarkar, Atal, or Bal Shivaji – my films stand out.” For the sake of truth. I think people knew what a tyrant Tipu Sultan was, but they chose to ignore it. And this is exactly what I want to display at 70mm. Honestly, he doesn’t even deserve to be called Sultan. I was brainwashed to believe he is a brave man as shown in our history textbooks. But no one knows his malevolent side. I want to expose his dark side to future generations.”
Director Pawan Sharma said, “What we are taught about Tipu Sultan in school is misinformation. As a Hindu, I was shocked and dismayed to know his reality as a staunch Muslim king Through my film, I am daring to show a ferocious.” Reality that has been manipulated just for us to take him as a warrior hero. He forced people practicing other religions to convert to Islam and destroyed temples and churches. Tipu Sultan’s Islamic bigotry was much worse than that of his father, Hyder Ali Khan. He was the Hitler of that era.”
Eros International, backed by Rashmi Sharma Films and Sandeep Singh will be directed by Tipu Pawan Sharma and researched and developed by Rajat Sethi. The film will release in Hindi, Kannada, Tamil Telugu and Malayalam.