In the movie Phillauri, Anushka Sharma plays the role of a ghost who has been haunting a tree before India got Independence. Anushka has done being human now she plays a role of spirit, Meanwhile Suraj Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh shore up the human side.
Movie Cast: Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada
Movie Director: Anshai Lal
Release Date: March 24, 2017
Synopsis: Anushka Sharma has already played a lot of human role and now she is playing a role of ghost Shashi in the movie Phillauri. She has been haunting one particular tree even before India got its Independence. She was very happy hanging around that tree, till Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi fame) decided to go ahead and marry the tree. The only trouble was Suraj married the tree because his family had forced him to marry a girl. Now that he got himself a ghost bride, Suraj is quite scared and confused in the same time.
Anushka the ghost has her issues too. She has been dead from few decades but still she hasn’t figured out why her love story back in those days didn’t worked out with the man of her dreams role played by Diljit Dosanjh. Diljit takes the movie himself back and forth between today’s time and the pre-Independence era.
Movie is directed by Anshai Lal, it has few nifty songs too. From Dum Dum to Sahiba or the rap-happy Naughty Billo, the songs keep the film moving. Anushka’s ghost wear white saree, candle-wielding spirits of Indian cinema. She is feisty and that comes across in how she is depicted too.
Phillauri movie has been made to let the world know that this friendly ghost is meant to be watched by families with little kids. The flashback portions of the film have been shot with sepia-toned quality. The script is little slow and the film takes its time to get into the spirit of things.