If you’ve ever grown up with a sibling, older or younger, you would know exactly how the passive aggressive love works around your heart for them. You hate them, you fight with them, there is a lot of verbal and physical abuse involved, but at the end of the day you just cannot live without them.
Patakha, releasing this year, narrates a similar story between two sisters who’ve been at each others necks since the beginning of their time. The trailer begins with them verbally abusing each other as kids and transitioning the same abuses as they grow older, indicating that they never really stopped disliking the other. The scenes transition into them fighting over a stolen smoke by the elder sister, when the younger one hits her with a shoe and the next thing you see is a physical cat-dog fight in public with their friend supporting the entire scene. We then get introduced to the father who, at this point, is done with his kids and their behaviour.
The plotline of the film begins when the father is bribed with 4 lakhs to get any one of his daughters married to a known pervert of the village. He accepts the money and now the choice gets onto the girls as to who would be willing to step into the man’s house as a bride. In the process of all this, we get to see how both the girls have love interests in their life and are willing to run away with them.
When faced with the bribe and the forced marriage with the pervert, the girls take their steps and run away with their respective boyfriends. Here comes the end of the trailer, where one of the sister enters her newly married house with a ghoonghat and lifts it up only to see her own sister also present there, after her own runaway shenanigans.
The trailer ends with a lovely line spoken by the Late Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee – we have the freedom to choose our enemies but not our neighbours, and we have the freedom to choose our relationships but not our relatives. This line over the scene of both the sisters breaking down in front of one another after what they thought would have been their happy ever after but turned around as quickly as it started was a wonderful end.
The film looks extremely chaotic, in a good way. It’s filled with drama, emotion and a lot of humour. It is relatable to people with siblings until an extent and will thus cater to a large audience. The cast includes the Dangal girl, Sanya Malhotra with Radhika Menon, Sunil Grover, Vijay Raaz, Saanand Verma. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.
Watch the trailer here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDsfX4CK9EY