Guwahati: Amazon Prime Video dropped the trailer for the much-awaited Hindi film Sherni today, which will premiere exclusively on the service on June 18, across the globe in 240+ countries.
The two-and-a-half-minute trailer is yet another proof of Vidya Balan’s brilliance on screen. She plays a forest officer named Vidya, whose new assignment is to track down a distressed tigress, which has left villagers and locals terrorized. On her mission, Vidya is faced with sexism at every step of the way – the trailer shows that at her posting station, Vidya’s efficiency is questioned just because she is a female officer. However, Vidya is clearly undeterred and is focused on leading a team of trackers and locals to track down the tigress.
Co-starring with Vidya Balan, Sharat Saxena plays a boastful hunter, who claims he can identify a man-eater just by looking at the tiger’s eyes. Paatal Lok star Neeraj Kabi is also added to the cast – he plays an overconfident forest officer, ready to “take over” from Vidya. The Sherni trailer soon takes a sudden turn as more deaths are reported in the forest. One particular dialogue heightens the mystery all the more: “It’s a pre-planned murder.” The cast of Sherni also includes actors such as Vijay Raaz, Ila Arun and Brijendra Kala, who feature in the trailer.
Fans are already hoping for big things for it.
Fans are showering the trailer with love. “After watching this trailer, Yes India can win Oscars,” wrote one. “We can perfectly believe in vidya mam and her acting skill. She is not gonna disappoint us.. Waiting for the movie best of luck mamm,” wrote another. “Amazing. This is going to be a mind-blowing movie. Will certainly watch it,” read another comment.
Sherni is director Amit Masurkar’s follow-up to critically acclaimed Newton. He shared, ” SHERNI is an intricately-layered story, exploring the complex issues of conflict between humankind and animals. Vidya Balan plays a mid-level forest officer who despite obstacles and pressures, works with her team and local allies to preserve a balance in the environment. Working with her, the amazing ensemble cast and the uber-talented crew has been an incredible experience for me. I hope that releasing Sherni on Amazon Prime Video will help this story reach a wide and diverse audience both in India and across the world.”