&pictures HD to premiere action-entertainer ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota’ on 18 May

MUMBAI: &pictures HD is all set to premiere the action-entertainer ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota’ on 18th May.

An unconventional story of an extraordinary individual, ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota’ is the perfect blend of action and comedy. Written and directed by Vasan Bala, the movie is produced by Ronnie Screwvala under his banner RSVP Movies. The film stars debutant Abhimanyu Dassani along with Radhika Madan, Gulshan Devaiah, Mahesh Manjrekar and Jimit Trivedi essaying pivotal roles.

‘Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota’ was screened at the prestigious 43rd Toronto International Film Festival last year and bagged the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award at the festival.

The plot follows the life of a differently able child Surya (Abhimanyu Dassani) who is born with a rare condition, congenital insensitivity to pain. Due to his medical condition, Surya is immune to pain and he has to adapt to a lifestyle where he has to be mindful of any bodily injuries.

Surya has to regularly sip water to avoid dehydration and wear swimming goggles to avoid injury, due to which he looks like an ‘aquaphile’ in school and is constantly bullied. Encouraged by his grandfather, Ajoba (Mahesh Manjrekar), Surya aspires to be a ‘Karate Man’. Surya finds an unlikely ally in his neighbour, Supri.

His first foray into vigilantism is to come to the aid of Supri against her abusive father, but that event leads to the family being evicted from the building they lived in, and Surya and Supri are estranged as children. They go their separate ways, each one finding purpose and mentorship in unusual circumstances. Ajoba encourages Surya to pursue his passion secretly and Surya trains himself by watching VHS videos.

Meanwhile, Supri is trained by Karate Mani who had earlier rescued her from the railway station. As the story progresses, the spotlight is on Surya and how he works towards his dream of training under Karate Mani (Gulshan Devaiah) and his encounter with Supri his childhood companion.

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