Makers drop Dunki trailer, Shah Rukh Khan & friends embark on a rollercoaster journey

The much-awaited trailer of Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming release ‘Dunki’ was released on Tuesday (December 5, 2023). This project marks the first collaboration between Khan and ace filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani.

The trailer has garnered positive reviews from fans and has accumulated millions of streams so far.

Starring Shah Rukh Khan in the lead, the trailer of Dunki also gave the audience a glimpse of his friends in the film — Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, Vikram Kochhar, and Anil Grover, with Boman Irani as the fun English teacher.

Set against the backdrop of a picturesque Punjab village, the trailer introduces SRK as Hardy, and his friends Manu, Sukhi, Buggu, and Balli, who all share one common dream — to travel to London and earn themselves a better life.

The trailer shows how Vicky Kaushal’s character gets mocked at and humiliated for not knowing English, and later, in a thought-provoking dialogue, SRK questions if the British can rule over India for centuries without knowing Hindi, then why can’t Indians go to their Britain without knowing proper English.

Carrying the same sentiment further, the trailer takes the audience through the journey of SRK and his friends who then take up the task to visit London and prove themselves to the world. However, their journey is definitely not a cakewalk, and several glimpses of their near-fatal, gut-wrenching hardships, have been shown in the trailer.

However, the trailer eventually leaves one confused as it ends with a now-aged SRK running a race in a foreign country and chanting “Jai Hind” while promising to “finish what he started 25 years ago”.

In SRK and Hirani’s own words, “Dunki is not a mere film, but it’s an experience”.

Written by Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani, and Kanika Dhillon, Dunki is all set to hit the silver screens on December 21, 2023.

(The article is published under a mutual content partnership arrangement between The Free Press Journal and Connected to India)