Cutting the trailer of a film which seeks to present itself as a thriller could prove to be an arduous task. You have to get the audience intrigued about the plot of the film without revealing too much information. The trailer of ‘Gali Guleiyan – In The Shadows’ manages to do just that. The trailer, in just 1:55 seconds, packs in multiple shots of Old Delhi, the area which the story is based in and introduces us to the central protagonist, played by Manoj Bajpayee, who works in the surveillance department of the police station.
Bajpayee sees a teenaged boy getting brutally beaten up by his father. He feels terrible to see the boy go through this and wishes to help him. While one is not sure, the way his character looks and behaves, one thinks he is suffering from insomnia. The roles of the child’s parents have been played by Neeraj Kabi and Shahana Goswami who are terrific performers in their own right. Ranveer Shorey plays Manoj’s friend in the film.
The film has travelled across several prestigious film festivals including the New York Indian Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, among others. Now, the Indian audience will also get to see it very soon as the film is geared up for a theatrical release on 7 September, 2018.