Netflix India has introduced Abhay Deol’s character, simply named Artist, in its upcoming film Chopsticks.
The teaser takes a slightly different route to the norm as it attempts to show Artist’s skills as a conman without using scenes from the film, but through his ability to misdirect the audience by breaking the fourth wall.
Deol, who will make his digital debut with the film, has been acclaimed for his performance in Bollywood films Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (which saw him play a similar role) and Dev. D.
He also featured in Zoya Akhtar’s ensemble blockbuster Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
Directed by Sachin Yardi, Chopsticks also stars Mithila Palkar, Vijay Raaz and Benafsha Soonawalla.
Netflix has called it its ‘first Indian original film’ as it has been created from scratch by the platform unlike other films which were acquired.
The official synopsis for the film reads: “A gifted but insecure woman is in for a transformative experience when she enlists an enigmatic con to help recover her stolen car from a Mumbai thug.”
Chopsticks releases on 31st May.
Here’s the teaser:
If you missed Palkar’s character introduction, you can see it here: