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Rajkumar Gupta is Anurag Kashyap's true protege. Having assisted Anurag in Black Friday, Gupta, the director of Aamir, learnt the art of shooting with hidden cameras and in real locations. UTV Spotboy's Aamir has been shot extensively in real locations like Bhendi Bazzar, Crawford Market, Jacob Circle, Bandra Masjid and Dharavi. Shot during peak hours and in the most crowded areas, it added to ambience the script was trying to create. Aamir is an unusual thriller that would gripe the audience from first scene.
Aamir, the name literally means leader and our protagonist becomes a follower not because of faith, not out of zeal, but out of 'fear'.
Geographically, Aamir's maze is set in the Muslim dominated, but poor areas of Bombay. In its lanes and by lanes, cheap restaurants and lodges, amongst nameless pimps and whores, run-down buildings and over-crowded markets, filth and squalor, Aamir is supposed to understand the life he has lived, the 'choices' he has made, his dreams, his love and his immediate fears.
Through the course of one day lost in the streets of Mumbai, the question remains - do you choose your destiny, or does destiny choose you, and whether Aamir chooses to be a follower or becomes a leader.