After the success of her dark thriller, NH10, Anushka Sharma is back with her second production venture, Phillauri. The film is slated to hit theatres on 24th March, 2017.
Cast: Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma, Mehreen Kaur Pirzada
Director: Anshai Lal
Producers: Clean Slate Films (Anushka Sharma & Karnesh Sharma) and Fox Star Studios
Editor: Rameshwar S. Bhagat
Music: Shashwat Sachdev
Background & Story:
Phillauri revolves around Kanan (played by Suraj Sharma), an NRI Punjabi boy who returns to India in the hope of getting married to his childhood sweetheart. However, it is revealed in his horoscope that he is manglik. To ward off threats to his love life, he will have to marry a tree before he marries Anu (Mehreen Kaur Pirzada).
Karan does what is expected of him, but finds himself trailed by an unearthly entity, Shashi (played by Anushka Sharma). Shashi, lived on the tree Kanan married and as part of the ritual, Kanan's family chops off the tree. Shashi, the friendly spirit, is now in Kanan's world and does not know what to do in it.
In an interview, Anushka revealed that the wedding in the movie is just the backdrop of the story. Phillauri has got shades of drama, craziness and really interesting characters. It is romantic, fun and at the same time very intriguing. The story is set in Phillaur district of Punjab.
In the same interview, she also said that she saw Suraj in Million Dollar Arm and realised he is similar to what Clean Slate Films had been looking for. As for Diljit, the idea of casting him came when she saw his Punjabi film Jatt and Juliet. According to her, he is very endearing.
The trailer, was released about three weeks ago. It has not only garnered praise from tinsel town, but has also left the audience curious. If you still haven't seen it yet, here you go:
Stay tuned for the Phillauri review!