On the eve of the 75th Independence Day, Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies dropped the teaser of Pippa, based on the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971. Headlined by Ishaan Khatter and Mrunal Thakur, the military drama promises an epic tale of a difficult episode of Indian history.
Helmed by Raja Krishna Menon, who had earlier directed Airlift (2016) and Chef (2017), Pippa also stars Soni Razdan and Priyanshu Painyuli. The one-minute-six-second teaser features Ishaan as Captain (later Brigadier) Balram Singh Mehta, a veteran of the 45th Cavalry Tank Squadron, who leads soldiers to liberate erstwhile East Pakistan and gives a rousing speech to encourage his troops.
The short teaser is packed with heavy emotions and some intense war sequences. The first glimpse of the war drama features the “Joy Bangla”slogan —the popular war cry of the liberation war. Mrunal, Soni and Priyanshu will be seen as Ishaan’s sibling, mother and a fellow soldier, respectively.
Inspired by true events and the war memoir The Burning Chaffees by Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta, Pippa will arrive in theatres on December 2.
The trailer of Prithviraj Sukumaran’s upcoming Malayalam suspense thriller Theerppu dropped late on Sunday.
Theerppu also stars Indrajith Sukumaran, Isha Talwar, Saiju Kurup, Hannah Reji Koshy and Vijay Babu.
The two-minute-42-second-long trailer is a peek into a scene where all the main characters are engaged in a crucial conversation in a room, with Prithviraj holding a gun. The video drops clues that the troubled past of Prithviraj’s character could be linked with the other characters present in the room.
Directed by Rathish Ambat – he had made Kammara Sambhavam in 2018 – Theerppu is written and produced by Murali Gopy, who is also serving as the music composer and lyricist for the film.
Theerppu will be released in theatres worldwide on August 25.
The Legend of Maula Jatt
A new trailer of The Legend of Maula Jatt, billed as the biggest film ever produced in Pakistan, has hit the net. A remake of a cult Pakistani classic of the same name, The Legend of Maula Jatt stars Fawad Khan in the lead, alongside Mahira Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi and Humaima Malik.
The two-minute-42-second trailer focuses on the story of Maula Jatt (Fawad), a fierce prizefighter with a tortured past who seeks vengeance against his arch nemesis Noori Natt (played by Hamza Ali Abbasi), the most feared warrior in the land of Punjab. Mahira plays Fawad’s love interest, Mukhoo Jatti.
The film is directed and written by Bilal Lashari, and produced by Ammara Hikmat and Dr Asad Jamil Khan’s Encyclomedia.
The Legend of Maula Jatt will hit theatres worldwide on October 13.