Saand ki Aankh starring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar as ‘Shooter Dadis’ Prakashi Tomar and Chandro Tomar is the big Diwali release of the year. In a departure from the run-of-the-mill sports biopics, the Tushar Hiranandani-directorial is the journey of two extraordinary women rising above all odds. The trailer of Saand ki Aankh is out and it is all things inspiration. It shows Taapsee and Bhumi as two old women who set out to become world champions of sharpshooting at an age when people plan retirement.
Embracing wrinkles at the peak of their careers, Taapsee and Bhumi are seen donning the traditional attire of Haryana – a shirt and ghagra with a dupatta covering their head. The powerhouse performers essay sisters-in-law who rely on their ‘hunar’ (talent) and not ‘umar’ (age) to clinch medals in old age. The story begins with Taapsee and Bhumi encouraging the girls in their house to take up sharpshooting as a sport. However, these ladies themselves fall in love with the sport and embark on an inspirational journey. They even stand up against any male member of the house who discourages them from living life on their terms.
A powerful dialogue from the trailer emerges when Taapsee and Bhumi are asked their real age. Bhumi replies that a woman doesn’t reveal her actual age because she is not able to calculate the years she has lived for herself. Vineet Kumar Singh joins the film in an important role. ‘What do you two eat to hit the bulls-eye,’ he asks Taapsee and Bhumi, gaali (abuses) answers Taapsee. Filmmaker Prakash Jha has been roped in to essay a pivotal character Rattan Singh. Watch the trailer of Saand ki Aankh here:
“Taapsee and Bhumi have both completely got into the skin of the dadis’ characters and given their 100% to their roles in the film,” director Tushar was quoted as saying by a leading daily. The report also quotes co-producer Anurag Kashyap as, “I instantly loved the story that Tushar shared with me. The trailer is just a peek into the inspirational story of the Revolver Dadis that deserves to be told to all.”
Saand ki Aankh releases in theatres near you on 25 October 2019. Like the trailer? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.
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