There is good news for Tom Cruise’s Indian fans…
Because, the “Mission Impossible – Fallout” The Hollywood blockbuster’s sixth action spy series has a strong Indian connection, the film’s climax is set in Kashmir and even mentions Indian Army. Besides there might be a several references to India in the film as the director Christopher McQuarrie wanted an “Indian flavour” in his film.
According to sources, the director of the Tom Cruise fronted film, wanted to shoot the film extensively in India but things didn’t go as planned. So, the makers had to transform a valley of New Zealand into a small village of Kashmir to shoot the portion, as they didn’t get the permission to shoot the helicopter chase sequence anywhere in the world, apart from New Zealand.
McQuarrie, the only director to helm the “Mission Impossible” film twice after 2015’s Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation”, said, “I had wanted to shoot in India. I went and scouted there extensively. But the things didn’t happen as per our plan. It was a pretty crazy sequence. People were very nervous about us coming there and doing that. Though New Zealand opened its door to our team, but during the shooting period in New Zealand, we still had to face this. We liked the flavour of India, so somehow we managed to put it in our film.” Christopher has also written the script of the film.
It is also worth its mention that this is not the first time the “Mission Impossible” franchise is featuring India. Earlier in 2011 the fourth film of this franchise “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’s” one of the final sequence was set in the country’s financial capital, as the film featured Anil Kapoor in a shot role and as a part of the film promotion Tom Cruise had to come to India that year.
From the scenes of day to day life in Kashmir to an adrenaline pumping helicopter chase sequence and crash in the snow-capped mountains along with the mention of Indian Army–well, in one shot, the upcoming film “Fallout” has a ‘desi-twist’.
Tom cruise will be essaying the character of Ethan Haunt, who is a secret agent. The film also stars Simon Pegg, Rebecca Farguson, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris and Michelle Monaghan.