Netflix India has unveiled a teaser for its upcoming thriller titled, ‘The Girl on the Train’. The film will feature Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kirti Kulhari, Avinash Tiwary, and Tota Roy Choudhury. It will premiere on February 26.
‘The Girl on the Train’ is based on Paula Hawkins’ 2015 novel that was adapted into a Hollywood film led by Emily Blunt. It revolves around a widow (played by Chopra in this version) who observes a couple on the train every evening, but soon gets tied up in something sinister.
According to the official logline:
“A bright city, a dull morning and a curious girl on the train. When a voyeuristic divorcee fixates on the lives of a perfect couple from afar, she soon gets embroiled in a murder mystery that unfolds revealing truths about her own life.”
The teaser sees Chopra in an erratic state in the city of London as she bolts from one place to another, covered in bruises.
In a statement, Chopra had previously said:
“Emily Blunt’s performance in The Girl on the Train had blown my mind and it is a privilege for me to play the character that she has essayed so brilliantly on screen. The restraint and range she showed as an actor while playing a girl who is troubled and battling herself in the film showed what a fantastic actor she is.
“When any actor does a remake of a loved film, there are expectations to match the original, if not better it. So, I realise that audience will look at our film and draw comparisons to the original and compare my portrayal of the protagonist vs Emily’s.”
‘The Girl on the Train’ has been directed by Ribhu Dasgupta. It was supposed to release in May 2020 but was delayed due to the pandemic. Eventually, it was acquired by Netflix.
Check out the teaser here: