Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani trailer is out. As everyone predicted, the film is your typical extravagant Bollywood family drama packed with romance, emotions, song, and dance. The film stars Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, and Shabana Azmi in pivotal roles.
The trailer introduces us to Rocky Randhawa (Ranveer Singh), a typical ‘chichora’ who has fallen for Rani (Alia). She comes from a well-educated Bengali family in Kolkata. At the same time, Ranveer’s character harks back to his Band, Baaja, Baraat performance, only richer. Both of their worlds are opposites; hence before marriage, they decide to ‘switch’ their families to know if their marriage will survive. But they fail to fit in. Jaya Bachchan’s Dhanlakshmi is the villain of Rani and Rocky’s ‘not-so-perfect’ love story.
Watch the trailer of Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani here.
After releasing his trailer, Karan shared several pictures of Alia and Ranveer from the film. The film’s team also unveiled the first romantic number from its soundtrack, ‘Tum Kya Mile,’ which became a rage among music lovers. Composed by Pritam and sung by Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal, the song was shot in Kashmir earlier this year.
Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani marks Karan’s return to the director’s chair after 2016’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Though he directed two shorts in the anthology drama Lust Stories and Ghost Stories, he didn’t direct a full-length feature film. With Rocky Aur Rani, Karan plans to pay tribute to his ‘guru’ Yash Chopra, often addressed as the King of Romance in Hindi cinema.
In an interview with PTI two years ago, Karan said the film exists in the same zone as KKHH. “I did go through phases of evolution as a filmmaker. But right during the pandemic, I needed to make a movie that made me feel like I was 25 again. And when I was 25, the only movie I could think of or make was Kuch Kuch Hota Hai because it was like an accumulation of all the movies I had grown up watching. It’s a homage to Raj Kapoor, Yash Chopra, Sooraj Barjatya.”
Ishita Moitra, Shashank Khaitan, and Sumit Roy write the Dharma Productions film. The film is scheduled to hit the screens on July 28.