The first teaser of the much-awaited film was released Thursday and it guarantees to be a fun affair. Featuring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar in lead roles, the film is based on the real-life story of Prakashi Tomar (82) and Chandro Tomar (87), the oldest woman shooters who hail from Uttar Pradesh. It is directed by Tushar Hiranandani.
Sharing the teaser, Taapsee tweeted, “Ye to bus shuruat hai, kyuki tan buddha hove hain, man buddha na hove.”
Bhumi also shared the video. The short video begins with a voiceover, “Hum sabne naani daadiyon ke bahut si kahaniyaa suni hain. Aaj mai aapko apni dadiyon ki kahani sunaaungi (We all have heard stories from our grandmothers, now listen to the story of my grandmothers.)”
We then see Taapsee and Bhumi, as old women, learning shooting from Vineet Kumar Singh who plays the role of their tutor Dr Yashpal. When he asks them to focus on the target, invoking the fish’s eye from Mahabharata, Taapsee says, “Na Dactar, manne machli ki aankh na dikhe, manne to dikhe hai saand ki aankh, kyu jiji (No doctor, I don’t see the fish’s eye, I only see the bull’s eye)?” and Bhumi responds, “Wo kya kehte hain angreji me, Bull’s eye.”
In the promo, Bhumi is introduced as Chandro Tomar while Taapsee is called Prakashi Tomar. The two fierce and strong-headed characters, in the teaser, can be seen aiming it real hard at the archery target boards.
Their determination to become professional sharpshooters is mind-blowing. The 23-second teaser also shows their fight with their families who are against them.