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Irada trailer: Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah pack a punch in this engrossing trailer

Directed by Aparnaa Singh, Irada's trailer carries the stamp of a dark, noir thriller that has been missing from the big screen for a while now. 

Shriram Iyengar

Arshad Warsi might no longer be Jolly LLB, but his whistleblowing days seem far from over. The actor returns in the trailer of Aparnaa Singh's Irada, alongside the mysterious Naseeruddin Shah and Sagarika Ghatge. The thrilling trailer released today carries the stamp of a very interesting noir film, the sort of which has been missing from the Hindi cinema for a while now. 

Based on a conspiracy seemingly around drugs, the trailer offers a glimpse into a very interesting film. Shah plays the vengeful old man seeking to avenge his daughter's death, while Warsi plays the snarky, street smart NIA officer seeking to unearth the entire murk. The trailer is filled with some witty remarks, effective punchlines, and dark shayari in the gravelly voice of Shah. Warsi seems to be in fine form delivering the dry wit of the Singh's dialogues with panache. The presence of talents like Divya Dutta (looking menacing), and  Rajesh Sharma adds to the promise of the cast. 

Singh, who helped Anurag Kashyap with the research for Black Friday (2005), is making her directorial debut with Irada. The film is being produced by Falguni Patel and Prince Soni. The film is set to release in theatres on 17 February.