One of the stories of ‘women valour’ is now being made as a movie. It all happened in 2019 when an all-women team of the Gujarat Police Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) caught one of the most dreaded criminals in the state. It was one of the most dangerous missions undertaken by the ATS. The film portrays the operation led by Santok Odedra, Nitmika Gohil, Aruna Gameti and Shakuntala Mal – four women cops hailing from different backgrounds, who put everything at risk and successfully nabbed the dacoit Jusab Allahrakha Sandh.
Himanshu Shukla, the DIG of Gujarat’s Anti-Terrorism Squad, was the man who put these four women in charge of the mission. He says, “The success of the women’s team in apprehending the dreaded criminal is a great reminder to everyone that discrimination against women in policing is nothing but unfounded male chauvinism. This was a very dangerous operation and I’m proud of the the women team who succeeded in it. I’m happy that this brave effort will now be depicted on the big screen.”
Aiding the four women in this historic operation was Police Inspector Jignesh Agravat whose expertise in ground intelligence guided the team.
Casting for the four female protagonists is in progress right now. The film will go on floors in mid 2021.
Director Ashish R Mohan says, “It is indeed a matter of pride for me to bring this inspiring true story of these brave women to the big screen.”
The action-thriller, based on this incredible true story, is written by Sanjay Chouhan (Paan Singh Tomar) and directed by Ashish R Mohan.
The film is produced by Wakaoo Films (Vipul D. Shah, Ashwin Varde & Rajesh Bahl).