Vicky Kaushal launches trailer of The Great Indian Family

Yash Raj Films’ latest offering, The Great Indian Family, opens on August 22. Photo: Yash Raj Films

As is the convention on such occasions, the trailer was shown twice, and then a relaxed Vicky Kaushal, attired in cool casuals and with a fuzz that spoke of either some indulgent catching up with ‘me’ time or a get-up for a film to come, engaged the media for a few minutes of informal chat, peppered with guffaws.

At Yash Raj Films’ preview hall, the trailer of the social comedy, The Great Indian Family (TGIF), was shown to the media. Written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya with music by Pritam (he returns to the YRF fold after Dhoom:3 a decade back!) and lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya, the film also stars Manushi Chhillar, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra, Sadiya Siddiqui, Alka Amin, Srishti Dixit, Bhuvan Arora, Ashutosh Ujjwal, Bharti Perwani and others.

Vicky Kaushal formally released the trailer and feels the movie is a celebration of the spirit of Indian joint families. He said, “TGIF is a simple, small-town story that will touch your hearts. Set in the heartland of India, it is a story about the unbreakable bond that family members share between each other. It shows how situations can test that bond fiercely and how powerful that emotional chord actually is, between every member of an Indian family.”

He adds, “Our joint families are truly unique because of the personalities they inhabit. They can be a huge strength when the going gets tough and they can also be quite dysfunctional at the same time. I hope everyone connects to this emotion and gives us a lot of love on September 22.” He added, “I am not the hero of the film. The story and the Indian family are!” Vicky plays Bhajan Kumar, the young member of the family who is the uncrowned king of devotional songs in small-town Balrampur, a city in Uttar Pradesh.

In a relaxed chat, Vicky revealed that such a film was necessary after a stressful work experience like Sardar Udham, which obviously meant that the film was shot before his last release, Zara Hatke Zara Bachke, which was also a light film. In a purely fictional film, unlike Sardar Udham and his forthcoming biopic, Sam Bahadur, it was possible to give inputs and broaden the scope of his characters and unwind.

He was happy, however, that today the people want to know which film is coming up next on the big screen, instead of the indifference to movies that they had been showing for a good while now. The recent spate of successes has been refreshing, he stated.



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