New Delhi: Anurag Basu will direct ‘The Black Tiger,’ the authorized biopic of History’s biggest spy, Ravindra Kaushik.
The youngest spy agent, Ravindra Kaushik was in his 20’s when he enlisted as an R&AW field agent. Kaushik is considered India’s biggest secret agent thus far due to his amazing success in probing the top ranks of the Pakistani Army, earning him the label ‘The Black Tiger’ from then-Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Between 1974 and 1983, his observation and detailed reports of critical data ascertained that Indian security forces were always one point ahead of any shift Pakistan intended to make. He spent the majority of his life in Pakistan, where he married a local girl and raised a family while providing crucial data to the Indian government.
“Ravindra Kaushik’s story is one of compassion and strength,” says director Anurag Basu of ‘The Black Tiger. At the age of 20, he played a significant part in many international and regional security issues that defined India’s and South Asia’s sociopolitical character in the 1970s and 1980s. So much of our historical past has been lost or forgotten. This unsung hero deserves to be recognized and studied.
The family has also agreed to the biopic and is assisting the filmmakers by discussing all of the information as well as the story from their perspective.
While the creators have not yet revealed who the leading actor is, some believe that Ranveer Singh, a prominent figure, should take on the role because he possesses the swagger, style, and boldness of the iconic agent. Whether it’s Kartik, Salman, or Ranveer, the performer who could play Ravindra Kaushik’s character must be capable of justifying the agent’s bravery and selflessness.
The film’s producers are Anurag Basu, R Vivek, Asvin Srivatsangam, and Divay Dhamija.