The film will premier on Netflix on February 26.
The Girl On The Train is the story of Meera, played by Chopra, who “fixates on the perfect lives of a couple from afar, during her daily commutes on the train”, a press release from Netflix said. “One day, she witnesses something out of the ordinary, that shocks her. The film follows her journey as she tries to unravel the truth,” the press release added.
The Girl On The Train is directed by Ribhu Dasgupta (who has earlier directed the Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan starrer Te3n) and produced by Reliance Entertainment. It marks Reliance Entertainment’s first collaboration with Netflix.
“I always wanted to explore this genre and loved this unique story. There is plenty to relate to both in terms of the emotions and mysteries that I was able to delve into in this thriller – rejection, loneliness, voyeurism, daily commutes on which we see and don’t see things,” Dasgupta said in the release.
The film is a Hindi remake of an English film by the same name (directed by Tate Taylor and starring Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, and Justin Theroux) and is based on British author Paula Hawkins’ popular 2015 psychological thriller novel.
The first-look of the upcoming Hindi film was released in August 2019. Chopra had posted another picture from the film and captioned it: “A raging alcoholic. Something I’ve never done before .. and the most difficult character I’ve ever played.”
In November 2019, Chopra had posted a picture from the film on Instagram and wrote that the film was slated to release in theatres on May 8, 2020. The release, however, was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent nationwide lockdown.