The first trailer of Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Monsoon Shootout has been released and we must say we are impressed. An interactive trailer, a first in India perhaps, that gives us two versions of the same plot, without revealing any details. It engages you within seconds and then asks you to decide something for our protagonist Vijay Varma. Once you choose the option, you are redirected to the second half, making you wonder about the outcome had you chosen the other option.
Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra shared the first trailer for this upcoming crime thriller which gives the viewer an opportunity to get into the head of the rookie cop. 'Shoot' and 'Do Not Shoot'. The rain and the dark alleys make the set up perfect for the film that explores the choices a cop faces in complicated situations. Vijay Verma, best known for his role in Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Pink, essays the role of a cop named Adi while Neeraj Kabi plays his senior. The trailer is crisp, intriguing and chilling as it makes you feel bad about both Vijay and Nawaz. The trailer is also a commentary on how the cop needs to fight both the bad guy and the system.
Nawaz as Shiva plays a cold-blooded murderer who prefers axes and hammers to pistols! Remember Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0? The audience which is used to the larger-than-life heroes of Bollywood has embraced Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s unconventional looks and persona, which can be seen with the successes of his films over the years. With movies like Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, Badlapur, Raman Raghav 2.0, Haraamkhor, Raees, and Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, Siddiqui is undoubtedly Bollywood's go-to hero on the dark side.
Monsoon Shootout premiered at Cannes Film Festival and won Best Thriller at several festivals internationally. Directed by Amit Kumar and produced by Guneet Monga, Anurag Kashyap, Arun Rangachari and Vivek Rangachari, the film also stars Tannishtha Chatterjee and Geetanjali Thapa. Presented by Moving Pictures and produced by Sikhya Entertainment, Monsoon Shootout will hit silver screens on December 15 this year.