The on-screen chemistry between Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter will remind you of your high-school love Image: Dharma Productions
“When two worlds collide, they become one.”
How fiercely do you love someone? Can you go against the whole world just to be together? Bringing you the tale of Parthavi and Madhukar are Shashank Khaitan and team Dharma. The trailer of Dhadak, the official remake of the Marathi film Sairat, starring Shahid Kapoor's step bro Ishaan Khatter and debutante Janhvi Kapoor just dropped.
Set in the colourful lanes of Rajasthan, the unadulterated, innocent and testing love story of two lovers is emanating warm, fuzzy feels. Ishaan and Janhvi look pretty good together, and if the trailer is anything to go by, we feel these two are definitely the stars of tomorrow. While Ishaan's acting chops are already up for review after Beyond the Clouds's release and he's gotten a thumbs up from critics, eyes are also set on Jahnvi. She looks very pretty (so much so that we are reminded of Sridevi instantly), and she has got the Marwari accent on point. Janhvi definitely is not just a pretty face. Thank God!
Parthavi and Madhukar's romance begins on a really cute note, with a lot of wooing and straight up cute talk. But things get bad real soon when Pari's father, a politician, gets involved. The lovers run away from home and somehow find their way to Kolkata, setting up their world in the Kolkata-esque locales (there were trams in the background). Of course, We know the basic storyline, which is a set formula in Bollywood.
On that note, we can't help but recall how Jahnvi's stepbrother Arjun Kapoor's debut film Ishaqzaade, too, had a similar premise. So, is she taking the path her brother took? Circumstantially, in their personal lives, too, they have been through similar situations before their respective debuts, which is heartbreaking. Both their mothers died just before their debut film's release. And now the films have similar (if not the same) storylines. We will watch the film and know for sure if the similarities are stark or not.
But the trailer looks promising. Plus, the title track and Marathi song Jhingat's remake definitely stand out from the intense pop of colour and gripping drama.
The film is slated for a July 20 release. It also stars Ashutosh Rana, Kharaj Mukherjee and Aditya Kumar.
P.S. Don't miss cutie Ishaan singing Tu Jaane Na in Hindi and English.