Raazi trailer has Alia Bhatt as an Indian spy, married to a Pak soldier. Watch video
Raazi trailer has Alia Bhatt as a daughter, a wife and a spy who sacrifices it all for her country. The actor, it seems, is out again to prove her mettle in a non-glamourous role.bollywood Updated: Apr 10, 2018 12:27 IST
Alia Bhatt has earned the tag of a talented performer and Raazi trailer shows it is well deserved. As a young Kashmiri girl who gets married to a Pakistani soldier for love -- the love of her country -- Alia is compelling and vulnerable. The story of Alia’s Sehmat unspools at the height of India-Pakistan tension in 1971. She is an Indian girl who gets married into a Pakistani family so that she can spy on the ‘enemy’. She takes the indignity of being the outsider, the enemy as war is imminent between the two countries, but refuses to budge.
The first trailer of Meghna Gulzar’s film was revealed Tuesday morning and Alia’s performance came in for special applause.
Sharing the trailer Alia tweeted, “Watan ke aage kuch nahi!!!! here goes http://bit.ly/Raazitrailer @meghnagulzar @vickykaushal09 @karanjohar @DharmaMovies @JungleePictures @vineetjaintimes @apoorvamehta18 #RaaziTrailer”.
The 1.5 minute trailer gives us a peek into the storyline. Alia is asked to marry in Pakistan (played by Vicky Kaushal) for the sake of her country and soon we see an innocent and fragile Alia living parallel lives. While on one hand, she is training to handle guns and physical fights, on the other she stays mum even when her in-laws speak ill of India.
On Monday, the makers had shared various looks of Alia’s character.
As soon as Alia tweeted out the trailer, praise started pouring in for Raazi. Bollywood personalities such as Shashank Khaitan, Bhumi Pednekar, Hansal Mehta and Neeraj Ghaywan were among the first few to term the trailer “intriguing” and among the best 2018 has offered.
Love you Shashi!!!! I can’t wait to see YOUR film.. https://t.co/zVEkHiY2Ix— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) April 10, 2018
Yayyyyyy thank you bhooms 😘😘😘😘 can’t wait for you to see the film.. 🙌🙌🙌 https://t.co/dT7x7HaPhN— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) April 10, 2018
Thank you Neeraj!!! https://t.co/O3GLBdZtU2— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) April 10, 2018
Thank you sir!!!! 🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/PSeddAOBNm— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) April 10, 2018
Talking about the film, Alia had earlier said, “I think in Raazi audience will see me in completely different avatar at least that is my wish because Raazi as a film is very different. It’s the first time I am doing a period film and it is based on true story as well, so I am very excited for it and I hope audience will like it.”
Raazi is based on Harinder Sikka’s book Calling Sehmat, with Alia and Vicky Kaushal playing the lead roles. The film also stars Rajit Kapoor, Jaideep Ahlawat and Soni Razdan.
Raazi is set during the 1971 Indo-Pak war and produced by Dharma Productions and Junglee Pictures. It is set to hit theatres on May 11.
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First Published: Apr 10, 2018 08:37 IST