The first look trailer of Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Pednekar’s upcoming film Sonchiriya is out now. The new trailer shows the characters struggling with casteism, violence and fake promises of a better world with full spirit.
Helmed by Abhishek Chaubey of Udta Punjab, Ishqiya and Dedh Ishqiya fame, tells horrifying tales of dacoity in the Chambal region during the 1975 Emergency. The first scene from the trailer shows the dacoits, played by Sushant, Ranvir Sheorey and Manoj Bajpayee, hiding inside a house from the police. The scenes that follow show Sushant telling his men to surrender before the police while others call him chicken-hearted.
Bhumi is a woman seen fleeing with a little girl. Before they take her in, the dacoits pop a question on her caste. We see her thrashing a man but ultimately get captured by another, played by Jatin Sarna of Sacred Games. Ashutosh Rana plays a brutal policeman, put in charge of bringing order to the dacoit situation in Chambal.
Watch the trailer here:
The teaser for the film was released precisely a month ago on December 7. It opened with a voice-over by Bajpayee, portraying a village which is ruled by dacoits.
The star cast dons fierce and bold avatars and another voice-over in the teaser tells the audience that the rebels are on the lookout for a ‘golden bird’ (Son ki Chiriya).
The film has been shot in Madhya Pradesh and is completely a fictionalized account of the era. “Bandits have been around for ages. They are criminals but it’s a huge tradition- their society and life. There are so many layers to it. Why they were the way they were why they were bandits but they called themselves rebels so what was it that motivated them to live like that. It’s a part of our history and culture and I’m really shocked that we’re not telling more stories about them. In the West, it’s an established genre which is still being explored”, says Chaubey, talking about his film, to a news channel.
The film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala. The screenplay of the film is by Sudip Sharma and the music is composed by Vishal Bhardwaj.
Sonchiriya is slated to release on February 8.