The trailer of the upcoming movie, Phillauri was launched recently and it has already garnered around 4 million views. This is Anushka Sharma’s second production after NH10. The movie NH10 received critical acclamation, but was not so successful at the box office. Hopefully, Phillauri will change this.
Directed by debutant Anshai Lal, the film stars Anushka Sharma, Suraj Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh and Mehreen Pirzada in the lead roles. After making his block buster debut with Udta Punjab, Diljit Dosanjh is back with his acting and his singing skills and he looks great. Since, Diljit, who himself is a brilliant singer, is playing the role of a struggling singer, we are assured of a couple of beautiful songs like Ik Kudi in his voice.
The interesting part is of Anushka playing the role of a friendly ghost, Shashi, bringing the drama at the manglik Punjabi wedding of Suraj Sharma. One part of the movie looks full of fun and comedy. While at the same time, when Shashi delves into her past, we are taken into her old days through a flashback and the story turns emotional where we see a brewing romance between a struggling singer Diljit Dosanjh and Shashi. What follows is a turn of events that is emotional and full of intense drama. From the trailer, we figured that Diljit’s name in the movie is Phillauri and hence, the movie is titled after him.
Phillauri will remind you of Johnny Depp’s Corpse Bride.
The trailer carries it all – elements of comedy, romance and emotional drama. From the looks of it, this is a strong script with all the right ingredients for a great story and a great movie.
Phillauri is slated to hit the theatres on March 24.