The most striking thing about Raabta's trailer is the way it weaves the Kuch Toh Hai Tujhse Raabta song (the unforgettable number from Agent Vinod), into the narrative.
Directed by Dinesh Vijan (who has produced Finding Fanny, Cocktail, Badlapur), the film stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon in leading roles, with Jim Sarbh (he, of Neerja fame) as the main antagonist.
While it starts off with some easy conversation between the good-looking lead pair, it's soon revealed the film isn't yet another romantic drama set in a European city, but has another layer of complexity to it.
Now, this layer makes the film a little over-ambitious (we've never really been able to deal with reincarnation with plausibility, most recent example being Mirzya).
There's a sudden shift in the film's tonality as the narrative jumps back-and-forth between present and (distant) past, where sinister-looking kohl-eyed men charge against our lead couple.
Will first-time director, Dinesh Vijan, pull off this epic love saga with conviction?
Going by the ensemble cast, one can be assured of the film's performances but as far as the storyline goes, guess we'll find that out on June 9, when the film releases.
Watch the trailer below:
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