Chhalaang is a hilarious, yet inspirational journey of a PT master from a semi government funded school in Northern India. Montu (Rajkummar Rao) is a typical PT master for who, it’s just a job. Certain circumstances put everything that Montu cares for at stake. This includes Neelu (Nushrratt Bharuccha) who he loves and Montu has to do what he has never done- Teach.
From the three minute trailer, Chhalaang, starring Rajkummar Rao, Nushrat Bharucha and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, appears to be a simple story with elements of romance, drama and comedy adding flavour to it. But which Bollywood love story has ever been complete without a third angle. Here enters Ayyub’s character Singh. Now, how Montu faces competition from Singh on both personal and professional front, makes for the film’s narrative.
Ila Arun as the school principal looks quite impressive. Also, Saurabh Shukla and Satish Kaushik make promising appearances in the trailer. From the look of it, Chhalaang appears to be a film packed with some stellar performances.
Watch the trailer here:
Directed by Hansal Mehta, the film is a Luv Films production and is presented by Gulshan Kumar & Bhushan Kumar. The film stars versatile actor Rajkummar Rao & Nushrratt Bharuccha in lead roles along with Saurabh Shukla, Satish Kaushik, Zeeshan Ayyub , Ila Arun and Jatin Sarna in pivotal roles.
Chhalaang marks the fifth collaboration between director Hansal Mehta and actor Rajkummar Rao after critically acclaimed films such as Shahid, Citylights, Aligarh and Omerta. The producers of the film are Ajay Devgn, Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg.
Talking about Chhalaang, Mehta shared, “We made this film with the hopes of delivering a beautiful message through a light-hearted comedy. While being extremely relevant to student and teacher’s life, Chhalaang is a complete package. It is filled with emotions of love, comedy, friendship, rivalry and emotional drama making it a perfect Diwali family entertainer.”
Rajkumar called Chhalaang a family entertainer. “Sports plays an essential role in building the character of children while having fun! Chhalaang took me back to my school days – looking back I realise how the sports I played in school have shaped me as a person today. This is a special film – a true family watch and perfect as a Diwali launch,” the actor stated.
Chhalaang will stream starting November 13, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.