The trailer of director Anurag Basu‘s upcoming dark anthology comedy film Ludo released on Monday. The film, set to premiere on Netflix on November 12, stars Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Abhishek Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Rohit Saraf, Pearle Maaney and Inayat Verma in pivotal roles.
Netflix India took to Twitter on Monday to release the trailer.
Ludo is in fact life. And we’ve all practiced enough for this moment. #LudoOnNetflix
@juniorbachchan #AdityaRoyKapur @RajkummarRao @TripathiiPankaj @sanyamalhotra07 @fattysanashaikh @Pearle_Maaney @iamDivyaKhosla @AshaNegi7 @shalinivatsa1 @basuanurag @ipritamofficial @TSeries pic.twitter.com/FyoYYqw0hq
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) October 19, 2020
The trailer starts with the rolling of a dice and a dialogue that says: “Ludo is life and life is Ludo. Aap jeeto ya haaro, ultimately saare gotiyon ko pohochna toh ek hi ghar mein hain na? (Whether you win or you lose, ultimately the tokens have to reach home)”, and then moves on to show glimpses of the cast woven in between action, crime and comedy sequences.
The anthology deals with four separate stories that are interwoven and culminate into a common climax.
The director and actors including Rao, Bachchan and Malhotra took to Twitter on Sunday to announce the trailer release date.
Game shuru hone ke baad toh sabka rang badalta hai. #Ludo trailer out tomorrow!@NetflixIndia #AdityaRoyKapur @RajkummarRao @TripathiiPankaj @sanyamalhotra07 @fattysanashaikh @Pearle_Maaney #RohitSaraf #InayatVerma @AshaNegi7 @shalinivatsa1 @basuanurag #BhushanKumar pic.twitter.com/EXqhnyInaf
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) October 18, 2020
While several actors have joined hands for the first time in the movie, Shaikh and Malhotra will be sharing screen space for the second time after Dangal (2016), co-starring Aamir Khan and Sakshi Tanwar.
Netflix recently announced a series of new releases, including the screen adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel A Suitable Boy by Mira Nair, Girish Malik‘s Torbaaz starring Sanjay Dutt and Nargis Fakhri, Mismatched, based on Sandhya Menon’s book When Dimple Met Rishi, The White Tiger starring Priyanka Chopra and Rao and Shabana Azmi‘s Kaali Khuhi.