Maharani trailer out: The makers of Maharani dropped the trailer of the series on Sunday (May 9). The series will see actor Huma Qureshi playing a housewife forced to become chief minister of Bihar. After its teaser was launched, many people drew similarities between the web series and the real-life rise to power of former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi. In the trailer, her character Rani Bharti is introduced as the wife of Bihar’s chief minister, Bheema.
The upcoming political drama has been produced by Jolly LLB fame Subhash Kapoor and directed by Karan Sharma. Here are five takeaways from the trailer of Maharani:
1. The trailer takes us to the state of Bihar back in 1997, highlighting the political turmoil that the state was notorious for back in the 90s.
2. Soon, we are introduced to the important characters of Maharani – Sohum Shah, Amit Sial, Pramod Pathak, Kani Kusruti and Inaam Ul Haq, among others. The trailer also addresses violence and caste-based issues plaguing the state and eventually its politics.
3. Sohum Shah plays the role of Bheema, Chief Minister of Bihar while Amit Sial seems to be playing the leader of the opposition party. We hear Sial’s character talking about how politics and its power in the state are supportive of a certain caste while ignoring others.
4. Qureshi plays the role of Chief Minister Bheema’s (Sohum Shah) wife who has to take her husband’s place in politics when he gets into an accident. Shah’s character is injured, bedridden and dependent on oxygen support. But instead of a leader from his party, Bheema goes on to nominate his wife as his successor, thus begins her political career.
5. While the story and screenplay of Maharani have been written by Subhash Kapoor and Nandan Singh, its dialogues and additional screenplay have been co-written by Umashankar Singh.
Qureshi shared the trailer from her Twitter handle, writing, “With its caste arithmetic, traditional satraps and the emerging voice…will an illiterate woman survive this?” The actor also posted the trailer on Instagram.
A political drama set in Bihar of 90's. With its caste arithmetic, traditional satraps and the emerging voice…will an illiterate woman survive this?#Maharani – Streaming on 28th May only on #SonyLIV pic.twitter.com/A8b6mED3j4
— Huma S Qureshi (@humasqureshi) May 9, 2021
Maharani releases on 28th May.
Check out the trailer here: