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The Girl On The Train trailer packs punches

By MOUMITA BHATTACHARJEE
February 04, 2021 10:28 IST
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Although it does not take the same approach as its American counterpart -- which had a lot of suspense -- Parineeti's slow and articulated narration makes it fester like a bad wound, observes Moumita Bhattacharjee.

 

Finally, we get a glimpse of the Indian adaptation of Paula Hawkins' intriguing murder mystery The Girl On The Train.

Obsession, murder, an investigation, a battered woman on the run, TGOTT's trailer packs all the right punches.

Apart from the last scene, Netflix has tried to keep the trailers of the Indian and American movies distinct from each other and that may help in reducing comparisons that are bound to happen.

Mira Kapoor (Parineeti Chopra) is obsessed with the life of a couple in the neighbourhood.

But one day, the girl (played by Aditi Rao Hydari) goes missing and is found dead.

Mira's voyeuristic existence turns into a murder mystery and she gets sucked into it.

The odds are stacked up against her because she cannot remember what happened the night of the murder.

The trailer is quite exhilarating.

Although it does not take the same approach as its American counterpart -- which had a lot of suspense -- Parineeti's slow and articulated narration makes it fester like a bad wound.

That keeps you glued to the visuals playing in front of you. But it also impedes the trailer from becoming a full-on whodunnit that leaves you with questions.

In a bid to show all the faces that are a part of the unit, The Girl On The Train is packed with scenes that swish past you without much context.

From the trailer, it is clear that the investigation will take centrestage in the narrative, which will be in Parineeti's words.

That will be a really good way to present the movie.

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