The first poster for Vishal Bhardwaj’s drama, Pataakha has been released. The movie, which stars, Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madan, Sunil Grover and other’s is going to release on September 28. A first look from the the movie had been released last week, which showed the two heroines, who are playing sisters together, in the traditional attire from a village in Rajasthan. The poster is funky and colorful, and shows the two sisters in an arm lock. It also has a tagline, which means, let the war begins, clearly an example of the rivalry between the two sisters.
Vishal was going to direct Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan in a drama movie, based on the Mafia Queens, but the project had to be pushed back after Irrfan’s cancer diagnoses, and the director moved on to make the comedy drama, which is going to be about two sisters and their lives in a Rajasthan village. The movie is coming comparitvely sooner than anticipated, it seems and it will be interesting to see Vishal do something smaller in scale than the disastrous Rangoon.
The movie is also going to spotlight to actress’ who are not well known to the audiences. Sanya Malhotra previously starred Nitesh Tiwari’s Dangal, which told the story of the wrestler Phogat sisters, and was led by Aamir Khan. It was one of the most successful movie of 2016. Radhika Madan is mostly known for her roles in Television serials, so this could prove to be a good exposure for her. Sunil Grover, known for his comedic chops is also starring alongside the two ladies. Pataakha seems to have much lesser hype about it, because of the less known actors, but the talent shouldn’t be taken for granted, and if nothing else, the movie is going to have powerful performances from the actress’ and give them new opportunities for the future.