The loss of a close one is heart-numbing. But have you ever seen a widow who is unaffected by the demise of her husband? Well, you'll get to watch it soon on Netflix in Sanya Malhotra's Pagglait. The film directed by Umesh Bist has garnered much attention due to its quirky and unusual concept and avid movie buffs can't wait to watch it. Ahead of Pagglait's release on March 26, the makers shared the trailer on social media.
The trailer of Pagglait introduces us to Sandhya, a newlywed. Her husband Astik passes away. While people around her sympathize with Sandhya for the loss, she remains unaffected. Highlighting how society calls independent women 'pagglait' (insane) for taking decisions by themselves, Sandhya sets out on a journey of self-discovery, attempts to find her identity and purpose in life.
Writer and director Umesh said, “The story of Pagglait comes from a deep personal experience and I hope the viewers would be able to relate to it. It’s a simple story dealing with complex emotions of life and death, told through the unique lens of a young widow who's surrounded by a family that is eager to take decisions for her. Our talented cast brings these nuanced moments of joy and happiness, confusion and chaos together. This film has been made with a lot of passion, love and affection and we hope viewers across the world would relate with this endearing story of Sandhya.”
Producer, Guneet Monga, CEO of Sikhya Entertainment, shared, “Pagglait is rooted in deep family ethos and captures Sandhya's internal journey. I'm in awe of the incredible work of Umesh Bist, Arijit Singh and each actor who has lent depth to their characters in this film. Humbled to have empowering partners in Balaji and Netflix. Pagglait will have at least one family member for everyone to relate with.’’
Producer Ekta Kapoor, Joint Managing Director, Balaji Telefilms Limited, said, “Pagglait is a heartfelt story of a girl who finds new meaning to life once as she discovers herself. The film will take viewers through a multitude of emotions while falling in love with the characters in spite of all their flaws. I am excited to tell this beautiful journey of self-discovery on Netflix.”
Pagglait also stars Sayani Gupta, Shrutii Sharma, Ashutosh Rana, Raghubir Yadav, Sheeba Chaddha, Meghna Malik and Rajesh Tailang.