KARACHI: The trailer of Alia Bhatt's Raazi just came out and it brought the complicated relationship between India and Pakistan back into limelight again.
Set in 1971 and based on a true story, Raazi is an adaptation of Harinder S Sikka's book titled Calling Sehmat. It starts off with an Indian father who finds a Pakistani suitor for his daughter Sehmat, played by Alia. He asks her to live in Pakistan and serve as an Indian spy.
She is soon married off to a Pakistani man named Iqbal Syed and starts to live across the border. Essayed by Vicky Kaushal, Iqbal's lifestyle as a police officer demands him to stay loyal to his Pakistani roots as well - hence calling for more tension between the two.
Before Sehmat is married, she has to go through rigorous training to serve as an undercover agent.
The trailer also shows some action packed visuals and Alia's expertise in her craft as an actor. Scenes of the leading case attending funeral prayers proves that there might be deaths in the film.
The concluding scene shows Sehmat ready to shoot one of her own as she says, "Watan ke aagay kuch bhi nahi, khud bhi nahi (Nothing comes before the country, not even me)."
Inspired by the India-Pakistan war of 1971, Raazi is directed by Meghna Gulzar and all set to hit the silver screen on May 11, 2018.
Watch the trailer here:
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