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Saand Ki Aankh trailer: Bhumi Pednekar, Taapsee Pannu shoot straight in this engaging trailer

Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, Saand Ki Aankh is set to release in theatres on Diwali. 

Shriram Iyengar

Grandmothers are often the kindest, sweetest creatures that one might meet in their journey of life. Not when it is Chandro and Prakashi Tomar.

With Saand Ki Aankh (2019), the story of these two sexagenarians who took to pistol shooting as a pastime, breaking records, comes to the big screen. The trailer sees Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar share an easy chemistry as they play the women fighting age, society, discrimination and their own insecurities to stamp their presence at the national shooting range.

The trailer begins with the sight of Prakash Jha (whose character is yet unknown) establishing the rules. 'Guns are no joke,' he says, 'They are a man's jewel.' This is the rule that the Tomar sisters-in-law are on the path to break. But the trigger for it lies in their grandchildren. Trying to encourage their granddaughters to take up shooting, for their own safety, the two grandmothers discover their own natural talent for it. 

"What do you eat that you shoot so straight," asks Vineet Kumar Singh's trainer. 'Curses,' replies the nonchalant Prakashi Tomar (Pannu). 

The trailer moves swiftly, with delightful touches that play on the two old ladies vivacity of life. From their courage at taking on the sport to taking on eve teasers to protect their granddaughters, and even their own children who stand in the way, the drama is quite engrossing. What makes it more interesting is the nonchalant chemistry that Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar bring to the characters. 

While the jury might still be out on the old makeover of the two actresses, both Pannu and Pednekar look quite at ease playing the daredevil grannies. The dialogues add some hilarity with Pannu's remark of her frequent co-star, Akshay Kumar, as well as a twist on the take of the classic Mother India (1957).  

Saand Ki Aankh is directed by Tushar Hiranandani, and produced by Reliance Entertainment. Watch the trailer below and let us know if you are keen to watch the film.


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