The trailer of Leila is out. The show from Netflix is based on journalist Prayaag Akbar's novel of the same. We see Huma Qureshi as a mother who is looking frantically for her child. The little girl gets kidnapped at the age of three. We understand that she is married to a man from a different community. It earns her the ire of a strongman who is the leader of a community that believes that a figure Aryavarta is the ultimate God. Like the novel, the show is also set in a dystopian world. Huma wants to find out what happened to her child and what does the government do with children of mixed blood. Prayaag Akbar's novel had got very positive reviews for its elements of suspense, thrill and emotions. Many felt it would be great for a visual medium. In the show, we see Huma becoming a member of the inner sect to find out the reality. Critics had hailed Akbar's novel as a political and social allegory. They said it was a commentary on the times we were living in.
Check out the amazing trailer of Leila below...
People have started comparing it to The Handsmaid's Tale where fertile women have to become child-bearing machines for their masters in a totalitarian regime. Coming to the performances, Huma Qureshi seems to be in fine form. She conveys a range of emotions ranging from angst to fear and determination. The original is being directed by Deepa Mehta. The show has six episodes in all. Talking to IANS, Huma said, "We will release the trailer of ‘Leila' very soon... All I can say is that I am really excited and looking forward to the release. I think it's an interesting story which people haven't seen before." Actor Siddharth also plays a huge role in the show. Huma who made a great debut with Gangs of Wasseypur was last seen in Rajinikanth's Kaala. The actress had three releases in 2017 but has no Bollywood project in hand. Stay tuned to BL for more scoops and updates!
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