There’s lots of love, and giggle about in Anushka Sharma’s next film ‘Phillauri’. It begins with Suraj Sharma (Life of pie fame)being declared maanglik, and therefore, he needs to marry a tree (a common practice to ward of the evil). However, a ghost stuck in the tree (Anushka Sharma) starts to haunt him, claiming he is now married to her.
Anushka looks ethernal as the ghost, even as a VFX (which makes her float and gives her a halo effect) reminds you of Amitabh Bachchan in Bhoothnath. She’s a friendly spirit who then follows around Suraj’s character all around his house. This creates quite some tension as he is due to get married in a couple of days.
However, the tone of the film changes completely when someone asks Shashi, the friendly ghost if she has any remaining desire because of which she is lurking around. We then go into a flashback, many centuries ago, in Punjab.
It’s a fascinating world quite different from the colorful contemporary setting that the trailer starts with. In it Shashi tells her lover (Diljit Dosanjh) looking quite dashing, who is a singer that he has made a name for himself. They booth look quite in love, and we are shown how much goes wrong once he leaves.
The film then sets out to show you how the two worlds merge, via one spirit. A quirky and entertaining trailer, Phillauri looks and feels a lot like Love Aajkal, what with the sepia tones that are used to depict old-world Punjab. Anushka is the holding ground of the trailer, while there is much intrigue about Diljit Dosanjh.
Phillauri releases on 24th March. Anushka had shown the trailer to members of the film industry over the weekend, and they had all tweeted lovely things about it. In a one of a kind marketing ploy, Anushka released the trailer while on a Facebook Live Chat.
Check Out The Trailer Here:
The 2-minute-55-second long trailer starts off with Suraj Sharma being asked to marry a tree since he is a ‘maanglik’. But that’s not the least of his problems. After reluctantly getting married to a tree, Suraj’s character finds himself being haunted by a ghost named Shashi (played by Anushka Sharma). The ghost claims that since she resides in the tree, Suraj has unwittingly married her. What follows is a fun ride of events that trace back to Shashi’s life before she became a ghost.