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Poster of 'Pagglait' (Image source: Instagram)
Poster of 'Pagglait' (Image source: Instagram)

'Pagglait' trailer: Sanya Malhotra sets out on journey of self-discovery as young widow

ANI | Updated: Mar 16, 2021 14:08 IST

New Delhi [Delhi], March 16 (ANI): The trailer of Bollywood actor Sanya Malhotra's upcoming film 'Pagglait' is finally out and teases a bittersweet self-discovery journey of a young widow. The intriguing trailer also shows how women are seen in a patriarchal society with others taking their decisions for them.
The 'Dangal' actor shared the trailer of the movie on her Instagram handle. She wrote, "Pagglait on Netflix. Iss tarah ke family events bhi hote hai. Pagglait, premieres 26th March, only on @netflix_in."
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The nearly-two-minute-long trailer features a young woman, Sandhya (played by Sanya), who has recently lost her husband and is now in search of her identity. The actor's performance as a young widow trying to carve her identity shines through the trailer.
Struggling to mourn the untimely death of her husband, Sanya delivers some really quirky lines to lighten up the mood of the situation her character finds herself in. As everyone around her expects her to grieve, all she can think of is binging on panipoori and a chilled cola.

While the family prepares for the last rites and other ceremonies, life seems to be going normally for Sandhya. Her friend rushes to be by her side, hoping to console the young widow but Sandhya's attention was on the comments of the social media post in which she announced her husband's death.
The trailer then takes an interesting turn with a sudden windfall in terms of insurance money pushing the situation further in the black comedy realm. A life insurance agent walks into the house and reveals that her husband has left behind Rs 50 lakhs under his wife's name.
As the family contemplates what to do next in order to keep their son's money within the family, Sandhya seems to have other plans. Through the intriguing trailer, the makers set up the premise that Sandhya is on a journey of finding her purpose in life.
Towards the end of the trailer, Sanya's character says, "Jab ladki logo ko akal aati hai..log unhe pagglait hi kahte hai (when women become wise, the world calls them mad," which is sure to leaves viewers in splits.
Helmed and written by Umesh Bist, the film boasts an ensemble cast including Ashutosh Rana, Sheeba Chaddha, Sayani Gupta, Raghubir Yadav, Natasha Rastogi, Rajesh Tailang, Shruti Sharma, Jameel Khan, Meghna Malik, Ananya Khare, Yamini Singh, Bhupesh Pandya, Chetan Sharma, Aasif Khan, Nakul Roshan Sahdev, Ashlesha Thakur, Sachin Chaudhary, and Saroj Singh.
Produced by Guneet Monga under her banner Sikhya Entertainment, the film will release on 26 March on Netflix. (ANI)