The trailer of the Sanya Malhotra-starrer Pagglait dropped recently. It has garnered over five and a half lakh views on YouTube within a few hours. By the evening, the Netflix trailer got over 38k views and has been drawing praise for its quirky style and story.
The film casts Sanya as Sandhya, a young woman who becomes a widow within a few months of being married. While the family grieves, Sandhya is unable to bring herself to mourn the death of her relatively-new husband.
“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 is 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," said writer-director Umesh Bist.
If you've forgotten the interesting teaser of the movie, read below for a reminder.
Musician turns composer
With the upcoming film, renowned singer Arijit Singh is set to take on a new role, as the music composer.
Talking about the opportunity and his connection to the film's plot, Arijit said, “I make my debut as a music composer with a project very close to my heart. I am honoured to serve music to the world. The endearing story of Sandhya of self-belief and triumph is much like my musical journey and I feel honoured to be associated with a special film like Pagglait.”
Late night, Sanya took to Instagram to tease her fans with a peppy snippet of an upcoming track from the film. Check it out:
Pagglait is co-produced by Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga and Achin Jain.
All praise for the team, Guneet added, "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."
About the upcoming Netflix movie Ekta, who has been producing movies hard-hitting movies like Udta Punjab and Lipstick Under My Burkha, said, "Pagglait is a heartfelt story of a girl who finds new meaning to life once 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."
The film also features Sayani Gupta, Shruti Sharma, Ashutosh Rana, Raghubir Yadav, Sheeba Chaddha, Meghna Malik and Rajesh Tailang. Creating a buzz with its teaser and trailer, the movie is scheduled to drop on Netflix on March 26, 2021.
With Bollywood going into a visible slump due to pandemic, Netflix has presented itself as a desirable platform for the industry’s bigwigs. Some reports suggest that the international OTT platform has a fascinating line-up that includes films that feature some of the top Bollywood actors.
Among those who are all set to feature on Netflix are Madhuri Dixit, Karan Johar, Manoj Bajpayee, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Arjun Rampal, Kartik Aaryan, Sanya Malhotra, Arjun Kapoor, R Madhavan, Raveena Tandon, Neena Gupta, and south Indian star Dhanush, among others.
Watch the trailer here:
While this all we know until now, we will be sure to share with you the titles of the movies and series that B-Towns big wigs plan to be a part of. Stay tuned!
(With Inputs from IANS)