“Pyaar ki ek adbhut yatra, ibadat ki dar se aage”, this is how the trailer of Kedarnath is captioned. A movie that has been in troubled waters itself revolves around the Kedarnath flash floods of 2013. Marking the debut of Saif Ali Khan‘s daughter Sara Ali Khan, the movie is directed by Abhishek Kapoor and also stars Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role. The movie was initially set to release in June 2018 but faced a lot of production issues and got delayed. The teaser of the movie released on the 29th of October and has been received very well. The trailer is out now and it is bound to increase the anticipation around the movie.
From what we have seen in the trailer, the movie has two central characters – a Muslim boy named Mansoor (Sushant Singh Rajput) and a Hindu girl (Sara Ali Khan). They fall in love but her family is against their relationship due to the religious differences. Angrily, she says that she will pray for a catastrophe and then the scene cuts to a cloudburst and landslides, followed by the floods. From the teaser and trailer, it is evident that the movie is heavy on special effects. This is Sushant’s second movie with Abhishek Kapoor and he is all set to impress as he did in Kai Po Che. Sara Ali Khan’s much-awaited debut is here and she seems like a promising debutante.
The film’s promotions and schedules seem to be on track but there’s again a backlash from BJP members as it is being accused of promoting “love jihad“. However, the cast and crew of the movie don’t seem too affected so we can assume that this may not delay the release of the movie anymore. Kedarnath is all set to hit theatres on the 7th of December, 2018. Stay tuned for more updates and trivia on the film.
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