‘Rangoon’ trailer: Saif, Kangana, Shahid’s war of ‘love and deceit


After teasing with posters, ‘Rangoon’ is finally out with its trailer, which was released on Friday, January 6, as promised. Directed by National Award winning filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj, the period drama starring Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut, is set against the backdrop of World War II.

After teasing with posters, ‘Rangoon’ is finally out with its trailer, which was released on Friday, January 6, as promised. Directed by National Award winning filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj, the period drama starring Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut, is set against the backdrop of World War II.

Shahid plays a soldier in the film, while Saif plays a filmmaker and mentor to a film star named Julia, played by Kangana.

During the period between 1939-1945, when Britain and its allies were fighting against Japanese invasion, India was also fighting for her independence, and the wave of Independence Movement was high.

Kangana’s character Julia is modelled on ‘Hunterwali’ Fearless Nadia. The ‘Toofan Ki Beti’ enters the frame riding on a horse with a whip in her hand. Saif is a film producer and her partner. Julia is sent to Burma (present day Mayanmar), where Shahid, who plays Nawab Malik, is assigned to give her protection. The duo initially doesn’t take a liking to each other, but eventually fall in love.

Kangana mouths a dialogue that ‘beautiful women are stupid’ so that they fall in love and are loved. There are intimate scenes between Shahid and Kangana, kissing each other and rolling on mud. Kangana is also seen getting intimate with Saif in a bath tub, indicating the love triangle. This results in ‘love and deceit’ as Saif tells Kangana, only one between him and Shahid can live.

The trailer is promising with the setting and the costumes giving the feel of the bygone era, and the stellar performances of the leads.

‘Rangoon’ is slated to hit screens on February 24.