After taking Twitter by storm for two days, with Dilwale being one of the top trends over the weekend, the first trailer of the Rohit Shetty film was finally launched on Monday evening. The film brings Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol together after 2010’s My Name is Khan and is also a reunion of Rohit and the superstar after the blockbuster Chennai Express. It also stars Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon and Varun Sharma. The music of the film is composed by Pritam.
The two-and-a-half-minute long trailer gives you ample glimpse of the much-awaited romance in complete Shah Rukh Khan style while Rohit Shetty’s signature action and flying cars form the backdrop of the video. While SRK and Kajol are shown as lovers, theirs is not a simple story.
Towards the end of the trailer, Shah Rukh tells Kajol in an extremely romantic set-up, “Dobara apna chehra mat dikhana, jaan le lunga.” And he’s damn serious! The king Khan plays the big brother to Varun Dhawan who considers SRK to be a very simple man but he actually moves around brandishing guns and firing shots from flying cars - just a glimpse of Rohit Shetty , you see.
In less than 12 hours, the trailer has already crossed a million views on YouTube.
Dilwale is slated to hit theatres on December 18 when it will go head-to-head with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.
Director Rohit Shetty, along with the entire cast of the film - Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Varun Sharma, Johnny Lever, Boman Irani and Sanjay Mishra launched the trailer in Mumbai at a grand event. Speaking at the launch, Rohit Shetty said, “The great response that we got from our association after Chennai Express, Mr. Khan and me wanted to gift our audience something special. Dilwale is not just an another film for me and my team but a soulful journey that’s being helmed by courageous hearts to create magic on screen.”
Talking about his experience of working on the much-awaited film, Shah Rukh Khan said, “Dilwale was a wonderful filmmaking experience and the results will show on screen. Never enjoyed myself more while shooting for a film, right from reuniting with Kajol after a long gap to shooting the heavy duty action sequences, it was all a delight. I’m glad to be sharing the trailer with you guys as it will give you a perfect taste of the fun family film that Rohit Shetty has made!”
“Dilwale is an extremely special film. Not only for what it offers but also because of the people I have worked with here. I had a great time working on the film most specially with Shah rukh and of course Rohit as well and I think everybody is gonna have a great time watching it as we had a great time making it,” Kajol added.
Varun Dhawan, who has worked with Rohit for the first time in Dilwale, said, “I have always been a big Rohit shetty fan. But never did I expect to do a Rohit shetty film with Shah Rukh sir and kajol ma’am. They are amazing actors and to work with them is something no one has done in my generation. Dilwale is a coming together of all generations. It’s the biggest family film ever made in Indian cinema. And I feel lucky to be a part of it.”
Kriti Sanon said, “I feel blessed to have gotten such a big opportunity so soon in my career. Now that we have put up the first look, I can’t wait for Dilwale to release. It has been a great learning experience for me and I truly wish all our efforts are paid off upon the release of the movie.”