Earlier last year, it was revealed that The Girl On The Train would be streaming on Netflix as the theatrical release was delayed by the pandemic.
After anticipation, the first proper glimpse of the movie has released and Parineeti Chopra shows immense promise in the trailer.
The trailer begins by introducing Parineeti as the protagonist named Mira Kapoor – like a stalker of sorts, who is obsessed with the blissfully happy life of Mobi Mehta, played by Aditi Rao Hydari.
“She’s everything I lost,” she says, who is an alcoholic divorcee (ex-husband played by Avinash Tiwary). Mira’s character is a little more complicated than just that.
She also suffers from amnesia, which refers to the loss of memories, after she met with a car accident in the past.
The trailer shows Mira’s obsession with Mobi Mehta takes her to her Greenwich residence, following by a chase sequence in the jungle in the middle of the night.
Next, we know, Mobi Mehta has been found murdered in the woods and her death is being investigated.
Kirti Kulhari, who is the investigating officer on the case, spots Mira’s ID card in the jungle and tracks her down but Mira has no memory of that night.
Embroiled in the murder mystery, Mira tries to fill up the black spaces in her past and put together the unfortunate happenings on the night of the murder.
In her attempt to recreate the dreadful night, Mira asks for “a phone, cash and a gun” and then begins her journey into the past. Is Mira guilty of murder? Even she doesn’t know.
Sharing a few words on the film, Dasgupta said: “I always wanted to explore this genre and loved this unique story.
There is plenty to relate to both in terms of the emotions and mysteries that I was able to delve into in this thriller – rejection, loneliness, voyeurism, daily commutes on which we see and don’t see things.”
This is the official Bollywood adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ 2015 bestseller and a 2016 Hollywood version starring Emily Blunt and directed by Tate Taylor.
It was produced by Amblin Partners, DreamWorks, Marc Platt Productions and Reliance Entertainment.
Backed by Reliance Entertainment, The Girl On The Train streams on Netflix from 26th February 2021.