Anurag Kashyap returns to the mustard fields of Punjab nine years after Dev D (2009) with his upcoming film Manmarziyaan. The trailer, released on Thursday, introduces the characters played by Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, and Vicky Kaushal caught in an intense love triangle.
Vicky (Kaushal) and Rumi (Pannu) enjoy a carefree romance till the prospect of marriage comes knocking. Rumi, exasperated by an irresponsible Vicky, gets engaged to the nice and homely Robbie (Bachchan). The trailer captures the ensuing heartbreak and angst set to a soaring score by Amit Trivedi. Shellee (Dev D, Udta Punjab) has written the lyrics.
Manmarziyaan is jointly produced by Aanand L Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions and Kashyap’s Phantom Films. The film went through several changes in the director and key cast members till it was relaunched with Kashyap at the helm in November 2017.
Written by novelist and screenwriter Kanika Dhillon, Manmarziyaan will be premiere at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival, (September 6-16) under the title Husband Material, before its September 14 theatrical release.