The trailer for the much awaited RAAZI starring Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal and Rajit Kapur is out. The film tells the story of Sehmat an ordinary girl played by Alia Bhatt who, acts upon her father’s dying wish to serve the nation.
RAAZI is a story based upon true events during the 1971 war between India and Pakistan, where a Kashmiri girl weds a Pakistani Army official to gather and supply information back to her motherland.
The film is based on a book names ‘Calling Sehmat’ by Harinder S. Sikka who learnt about this incredible sacrifice a woman made for her nation risking her life as well as her family’s.
The trailer starts off with the Pakistani Army plotting against the Indian Army with an attack on the naval forces by distracting with a land attack.
The trailer also goes on to show the Indian Army Intelligence officer arguing with Sehmat’s father about his decision to send his daughter into enemy nation to conduct treason and espionage.
It further shows Alia’s character going through training by the Indian Army to prepare for the task she is about to undertake, learning to send Morse code over the radio transmitter.
The trailer shows the growth of the Alia’s character and that is one of the highlights of the film as she is seen looking at disgust at the anti-India propaganda poster around her, she also faces some sort of discrimination from her husband’s family.
Alia is scaling uncharted frontiers in her acting resume with challenging roles which will establish her as a more versatile and adaptable actor instead of just the girl-next door roles which she is more than capable of.
The change of genre is a welcome and pleasing to see that content based mainstream films are being made tackling serious subjects.
Written by Bhavani Iyer & Meghna Gulzar, the film is directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Vineet Jain, Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar & Apoorva Mehta.
The film is releases on 11th May 2018.