An unusual love story set during a pilgrimage, Kedarnath is all set to bring a refreshing novelty to the box office releases this year. The film marks the debut of Sara Ali Khan, daughter of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh. Sushant Singh Rajput plays the male lead.
The intriguing name and concept of the film became clearer after the teaser release today. It opens with glimpses of Kedarnath, a small town in the state of Uttarakhand that holds religious significance due to its famous Kedarnath Temple. The story is set against the backdrop of the famous floods of Uttarakhand that had ravaged the state in 2013. We soon realize this as the camera focuses on angry waves, sweeping people and animals away. Amidst thunder, non-stop rain and an overflowing river, we also get glimpses of the famous temple.
Watch the teaser here:
The teaser further takes us through the picturesque landscapes of the hill town and the protagonists are introduced. Scenes of festivity and celebration follow. However, we are soon taken back to the effects of the natural disaster. As the two lovers struggle to survive and save each other, we are left to wonder what happens next.
Kedarnath is a joint venture by RSVP Movies and Guy in the Sky Pictures. The plot revolves around Mansoor, a Muslim porter who makes a living by helping pilgrims complete their arduous journey. It is during one of these journeys that he meets a free-spirited Hindu woman and the two fall in love.
Kedarnath is an Abhishek Kapoor directorial which ensures a gripping watch. Kapoor has previously given us films like Kai Po Che, Rock On!! and Fitoor, movies celebrated for their great performances and strong content.