New Delhi: Bandidas starring Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz is a western action comedy film which tells the tale of two distinctive women in late-19th-century Mexico. Inevitably, the unalike duo buries their differences to combat a ruthless adversary by robbing banks to help the poor Mexicans who have lost their lands. The film will be available on partnered telecom platforms of Lionsgate Play – Vodafone Play, Airtel Xstream, Idea Movies and TV on Friday, 19th June 2020.
Bandidas is the brainchild of producer-screenwriter Luc Besson and co-directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Roenning. This western action comedy film is a rare film in its genre to use women as its principal characters and distinguishes itself further by adding hefty dosages of comic relief to the Western formula. In 1890s Mexico, María Álvarez (Penélope Cruz) is an uneducated, daughter of a poor but loving father, who is being forced off his land by a cruel U.S. land baron named Tyler Jackson (Dwight Yoakam). Sara Sandoval (Salma Hayek) is the highly educated, wealthy daughter of the arrogant owner of the nearby properties and has recently returned from Europe where she attended numerous grade schools and colleges in England, Spain, and France for several years. In one fell swoop, both María’s and Sara’s fathers fall under attack by the baron, (Sara’s father is killed, María’s is shot but survives) giving him free rein in the nearby territories. As an act of revenge, María and Sara team up to become bank robbers, stealing and giving back to the poor Mexicans who have lost their lands. Watch this film to know how these brave-hearted women seek revenge!