National-Award winning filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj is all set for his next film Pataakha starring Sanya Malhotra and Radhika Madan. Sanya recognition with superstar Aamir Khan starrer Dangal while Radhika will make her big Bollywood debut after a successful stint in Ekta Kapoor’s TV show Meri Aashiqui.
The film is a tale of two sisters, set in rural Rajasthan. While initially it was titled Chhuriyaan, the first poster released by Bhardwaj revealed that it has been re-christened as Pataakha. Now adding to the excitement, the makers have unveiled a teaser of the upcoming film. Although it was earlier revealed that the film is slated to hit the theatres on September 28, the teaser suggests that the trailer of the film will be out this Independence Day on August 15.
Here’s the teaser:
— Pataakha (@PataakhaMovie) August 10, 2018
The teaser begins with some of the fabulous scenes from Vishal’s iconic films, including Maqbool, Omkara, Kaminey and Haider and ends with the date of the trailer launch. One look at the trailer announcement is enough to intrigue us and wait for another hard-hitting cinematic experience like Vishal’s previous films.
Based on Charan Singh Pathik’s short story, Do Behnein, the film revolves around two sisters, Badki and Chhutki who grow up in a small village in Rajasthan and are constantly at war but when marriage separates them, they realize they can’t seem to live with or without each other. Reportedly, Sanya and Radhika had around two months to gain 10-12 kg for the film’s second schedule which needed them to sport a different look. The girls also took training in a Rajasthani dialect.
Vishal’s labour of love shall also star comedian-actor Sunil Grover and Vijay Raaz in unconventional male leads. For the unversed, Sunil is not paired romantically opposite any of the heroines.
Check out the trailer announcement here: