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Trailer Review: The uninvited 'Parahuna'

Trailer Review: The uninvited ‘Parahuna’

Judging a movie by its trailer can be knotty, especially when the trailer lacks conviction. There are times when you don’t find the novelty factor in the trailer of a movie. These are the times when almost all facets of a trailer appear to be repeated or in sync with something seen earlier.

The trailer of ‘Parahuna’ revolves around these lines. Neither it is convincing nor does it contain any element of newness. The word Parahuna means guest in English. Although it has been used in another sense (referring to a son-in-law) in this movie, the trailer is more like an uninvited guest. And you all know how an uninvited guest can become the source of aggravation.

Releasing on September 28, the movie will mark the debut of Kulwinder Billa in a lead role in the Punjabi film industry. Wamiqa Gabbi, who impressed one and all with her role as Saawan Kaur in Simerjit Singh’s Nikka Zaildar 2 last year, is playing the lead role opposite Billa. The duo was earlier seen in the former’s super-hit single track named ‘Angreji Wali Madam’. Other than them, Parahuna’s stellar star cast includes Karamjit Anmol, Harbi Sangha, Sardar Sohi, Hobby Dhaliwal, Anita Meet, Malkit Rouni, Nirmal Rishi, Rupinder Ruppi, Gurpreet Bhangu, Parkash Gadhu, Raj Dhaliwal, Akshita Sharma and Navdeep Kaler.

Directed by Amrit Raj Chadha and Mohit Banwait, Parahuna seems to be a bits and pieces of the necessary aspects of film-making. It appears as if things have been put together to make a final product. Out of all those things, the makers have perhaps missed inventiveness, something which can genuinely change the fortune of a movie.

Firstly, in Laavaan Phere‘, a movie on the frenzy nature of son-in-laws in the Punjabi families has already been made earlier this year. The repetitive nature of Parahuna is to an extent that two of those son-in-laws (Anmol and Sangha) have been casted for the same role here as well. Secondly, Nirmal Rishi and Sardar Sohi having a go at each other gives the impression of being an extended version of what we’ve seen in the past (‘Angrej and Nikka Zaildar 2).

The genre of comedy is like a double-edged sword. If it clicks, the viewers can be bound to throw accolades at the movie. However, it if doesn’t click, the other extreme need not be mentioned for it can be utterly dull and mundane. As far as the trailer of Parahuna is concerned, it falls in the second category.

Another common error which several other makers have made in the past is not portraying many dialogues of the lead actors in the trailer. Whether they have saved these dialogues for a special reason in this movie, only time will tell. What the present moment tells us is that it depicts the importance of the lead characters in the movie. Keeping them in the forefront and running the movie with the supporting cast is prevalent in our industry. We will again have to wait to see if the same ploy works for Parahuna or not.

If you haven’t watched the trailer of the movie as yet, watch it below and tell us what you feel about the same in our comments section:

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