Bollywood camera is focused on Bihar. But this is not for the first time that Bihar had attracted Bollywood. If we go in History, we can see a lot of films are made on the issues of Bihar.
In 'Apaharan', Prakash Jha tried to expose the nexus between criminals and politicians in Bihar, especially the thriving kidnapping industry, while his 'Gangajal' was spun around the in famous Bhagalpur blinding case.
Another hard-hitting political film set in Bihar was Shool. Starring Manoj Bajpayee and national-award winner Raveena Tandon, the movie is about an honest police officer who is in a tough fight with a corrupt local politicians.
Damul, starring Dipti Nawal, highlights caste politics and bonded labour in Bihar.
In the current series we just watched Gangs of Wasseypur, co-written, produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap. The film features Jaideep Ahlawat, Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Richa Chadda as the ambitious crime family from Wasseypur. Wasseypur belongs to Dhanbad, Jharkhand [ Earliar it was a part of Bihar ]. The story of part one spans from the early 1940s to late 1990s while part two continues till 2009.The full series was screened back-to-back at the 2012 Cannes Directors' Fortnight.
Very soon we will be watching Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal , a film directed by Manish Vatsalya, starring Ravi Kishen, Manish Vatsalya, Yashpal Sharma (actor), Rahul Kumar (Actor) and Hazel Crowney. The movie's storyline is a hard hitting gangster movie which shows horrid realities of the underworld crime as well as the changing times of Bihar state.