Mumbai's notorious Stoneman inspires film

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 22, 2007 04:49 hrs

Remember the stoneman in Mumbai who bludgeoned pavement dwellers' heads while they slept? The psychotic killer will soon be captured on celluloid by Bobby Bedi in a film directed my Manish Gupta.

Entitled Stoneman, the film will present the notorious real life criminal in the thriller format featuring K.K. Menon and Arbaaz Khan as cops.

Says Arbaaz: "What makes this real life story interesting is the way it has been written. Manish Gupta, who has written Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar, has converted the gruesome serial killings into a thriller. Such is the screenplay that the needle of suspicion points to all the characters, including me and K.K. Menon."

Stoneman is the latest film on real life crimes. Decades ago, R.K. Nayyar shot Yeh Raaste Hain Pyar Ke about a real life murder. Most recently, Anurag Basu's Gangster - A Love Story was inspired by the life and crimes of Abu Salem.

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