Rajkummar Rao and frequent partner Hansal Mehta return to their latest film, Chhalaang. The movie trailer was released on Saturday. The actor plays a PT teacher who enjoys sitting in the back seat while his fellow teachers prioritize academics over sports. But will he be able to deliver his best when faced with a more qualified teacher, played by Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, as they both compete for the same job?
The trailer introduces Rajkummar’s character Montu, a teacher who does not qualify for a semi-government-funded school in Haryana, and Nushratt Bharuccha plays her colleague, a computer teacher named Neelu. Things change for Montu when he is confronted with a more qualified teacher who has everything needed to get his job. The story explores a small town school with the prominent appearances of Ila Arun as the school principal and Satish Kaushik and Sudhir Mishra among those who support the roles.
Watch the Chhalaang trailer here
The film is an inspiring social comedy and Rajkummar’s fifth collaboration with director Hansal Mehta. The actor-filmmaker duo put together four films: CityLights, Shahid, Aligarh and Omerta. Chhalaang releases digital on Amazon Prime Video on November 13.
In the new poster of the film, Rajkummar is seen exploring the ground as he tries his best to reach the finish line but Nushratt and the other kids stop him from school. It also features their other co-stars Ayyub, Satish Kaushik, Ila Arun and Jatin Sarna.
Chhalaang was previously scheduled for a March release, but was delayed due to a coronavirus lockdown. It was presented by Bhushan Kumar and produced by Ajay Devgn, Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg.
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Earlier, Rajkummar announced that he needed to get the right Haryanvi accent and find out about the fitness routines taught to school children. He also talked about how he worked as a teacher at Gurugram and told the Mumbai Mirror in an interview, “While I was in college, I taught dance and drama at DAV Public School in Gurgaon a few hours in the morning before lectures.I became more friendly to my students than a teacher because there was not much age gap.In fact, I was the youngest teacher in the school and was keen to raise my acting skills as extra money. I even directed a play, Sikander, during this three-month placement. It was a historic one and demonstrated the battle between Alexander and Porus. ”
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