The trailer of Naseeruddin Shah – Kalki Koechlin starrer Waiting released today. The recently launched poster of the film is already getting an overwhelming response online and the trailer is expected to create a bigger buzz.
While the unconventional casting is proving to be a huge draw for film-buffs across, director Anu Menon’s deft handling of the deeply emotional film, soaking it in optimistic wit and humour, has also been earning much acclaim at all the prestigious International film festivals where it was screened to packed houses.
At the heart of it, Waiting is a film about a special relationship between two people who befriend each other unexpectedly in a hospital while nursing their individual spouses in coma. It is a film about grief, yes, but it is also about confronting it with optimism and learning to live with courage, love with faith and laugh with hope.
Directed by Anu Menon and produced by Ishka Films and Drishyam Films, Waiting is set to release on May 27th.
Besides Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin, the film that premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), also features Rajat Kapoor, Arjun Mathur and marks the debut of noted filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s wife, actor Suhasini Maniratnam in Hindi cinema.