The first official trailer of Shaan Shahid’s film, Arth – The Destination was released on Friday and it suffices to say that it is most definitely a contemporary take on Mahesh Bhatt’s Arth.
The cast, comprising Shaan himself, Humaima Malick, Mohib Mirza and Uzma Hassan, will be reenacting the roles from Mahesh Bhatt’s original story of Arth, which was released in 1982.
Bearing very little semblance to the style of the original, the upcoming flick radiates a panache that screams ‘up-to-the-minute’ and exudes fashion in every snippet.
From Shan donning rocker style leather jackets to Humaima adorned in modish dresses, the movie will surely impart style goals.
But that’s not it…
The trailer will also, undoubtedly, incite various emotions within audiences. From disappointment, enamour and envy to obsession, joy and utter gloom, Arth – The Destination is chock-full of scenes and characters that are larger than life.
Extremely relatable and thought-provoking, the promo gives a sneak-peak into what’s in store for us. All the characters emit emotional vibes and seem to be possessed by diverse tendencies.
And with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s vocals resonating in the background, the visuals seem all the more intense.
While Shan’s character of ‘Ali’ comes off as a complex singer, who is confused, pensive yet driven, Uzma’s character, which is that of a writer, portrays passion, devotion for her husband, and an undying thirst to be herself.
Mohib plays ‘Umar’ who seems to be a prolific film-maker with a heavy gust of confidence, someone who is unapologetically sure of himself – and Humaima’s character is brimming with superstardom, yet you’ll find traces of instability and obsession in her tone.
The film circles around the lives of these characters – the paths they choose and the destinations they reach, and how, in this trajectory, their lives evolve. It is expected to be released worldwide in cinemas on December 21, 2017.
“I have put my heart and soul into making this movie for it was a challenge to make a romantic film after so many years,” Shaan said in a statement. “I view the forthcoming film as an opportunity to strengthen the film fraternity of the two countries.”
Shaan will step into Raj Kiran’s shoes while Humaima – the Bol star – will be seen playing Smita Patil’s role of Kavita and Uzma will be essaying Shabana Azmi while Mohib will play the role of Inder Malhotra.