Amol Palekar is an actor who doesn’t give in to commercial compulsions or market forces. He calls himself a “comet” who appears once in a decade, and that is because he is “choosy and lazy”, and he also doesn’t like doing “mono-dimensional characters.” The veteran star, who last graced the screens in 2009 in the Marathi film Samaantar, will next be seen in the Mumbai-set drama 200 Halla Ho, also starring Rinku Rajguru, and Barun Sobti among others. He plays a retired Dalit judge in the movie.
200 Halla Ho is based on the real-life story of 200 Dalit women who attacked a rapist in an open court. It also shows how a criminal accused of rape and molestation tries to get away using the loopholes of the system.
Palekar doesn’t want to call his upcoming ZEE5 film his ‘return’ to the movies. He is just excited about it since for him 200 Halla Ho is a rarity that dares to showcase an unsettling theme which “cinema conveniently and systematically keeps away” from.