Meenakshi Sundareshwar Trailer Review: The trailer of Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani’s Meenakshi Sundareshwar was released on October 21. The film was in news after its teaser launch when many criticised it for appropriating the culture and people of Tamil Nadu.
Directed by Vivek Soni, Meenakshi Sundareshwar is the story of a newly married couple who live miles apart from each other and struggles to make their relationship work. While Meenakshi lives with her in-laws in Madurai, her husband Sundareshwar moves to Bangalore after securing a job. They try to bridge the distance between them with conversations and constant connectivity, however, the trailer hints that things become difficult for Meenakshi and Sundareshwar and soon their marriage starts collapsing.
While the trailer hints that Malhotra’s Meenakshi is a working woman, we aren’t told much about her career. The only thing we know is that she wants to work with a small company and make a big difference. We see Sundareshwar’s work campus and there are multiple stills of him at work, however, the same space isn’t given to Meenakshi’s work life. Is that deliberate though? Is there something that the trailer is trying to hide about Meenakshi’s work-life, in order to keep the film interesting?
Bollywood films trailers are guilty of giving away too much, which decreases curiosity among viewers. For instance, the trailer of Taapsee Pannu’s recent film Rashmi Rocket reveals not only its plot but also the story arch- which means that the viewer could easily predict what will happen to the protagonist, how it will impact their life, and what steps will they take to reclaim their life.
The same seems to be true to an extent for Meenakshi Sundareshwar, which doesn’t leave much to viewers’ imagination except the fate of its lead characters and their relationship, unless, the makers have succeeded in not revealing all their cards. We will have to wait and see.
Meenakshi Sundareshwar will have a Diwali release on November 5.
Check out the trailer of the film here:
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