The trailer begins with a bang. Three different logos of the title flash the screen followed by an already popular punchline from the teaser. And then, it establishes the central characters of the film – Surya (Raju Bhai), Samantha, Vidyut Jamwal, Dalip Tahil (in that order) before the next dialogue introduces Surya’s another avatar – a physically challenged Krishna. Anthony has utilized the same shots he used in the teaser for Surya and Vidyut Jamwal stressing their importance in the film but shows another fresh look of Samantha who glows with her smile.
The next thirty seconds of the trailer is told from the eyes of Krishna. A string of dialogues Krishna recites makes evident that he’s hunting for his brother in Mumbai. Here, Anthony makes an interesting revelation that it is Krishna to whom Asif Basra was shouting in the teaser – “Raju nahi, Raju bhai bolo“. We saw that shot in the teaser from Krishna‘s point of view but here both viewpoints are shown to the audience providing some tooth to the scene. And, the scene involving Soori is the continuation of what happens in the teaser, adding more life to Krishna‘s search. So, you can conclude that Soori helps Krishna in his search for brother (Raju Bhai). This is what happens in the first 40 seconds of the trailer.
While everyone gets amazed by Krishna’s search and utters the name ‘Raju?’ as response, here comes Manoj Bajpai who does the same but to Raju Bhai (Surya) and Chandra Bhai (Vidyut Jamwal). May be this could be the scene where the duo gets to meet Manoj Bajpai for the first time in the film. Then the the trailer focusses on the bonding between Raju Bhai and Chandra Bhai. There’s even a shot where Joe Malloori of Kumki fame says to Krishna – “Raju, Chandra, rendu perum vera vera illa; Oru usuru!”
Now, for the first time, a glimpse of a scene featuring Surya and Samantha is shown, but both of them are not together in the frame. Surya says to Samantha, “Un kaal tharaila padave illa. Nee padhattama iruka. Modhala nidhaanama nillu, athukapram yosi. Unakaana aal, kandippa varuvan!” and then the shot immediately cuts to show Krishna‘s face. Is this deliberate juxtaposition a clue to the moviegoers that Krishna and Jeeva (Samantha) might end up as living together in the film? This scene has an enchanting flute background score from Kadhal Aasai song.
Then, Maryam Zakaria appears in a blink-of-an-eye. Surya (Raju Bhai) blushes in front of the mirror, indicating tha he has fallen in love. Then, the first shot of Surya (Raju Bhai) and Samantha together is shown. They look so adorable and their chemistry is definitely one to watch out for.
Now, the real action begins with the trailer moving on to the film’s grey area. The shots are intercut to the romance between Surya (Raju Bhai) and Samantha, and Surya (Raju Bhai) confronting his enemies. Surya shouts to the driver in the car, “Saaganum! Avan inikke saaganum“. Who does Raju Bhai want to kill so frantically? Another interesting thing is, nowhere in the latter half of the trailer Raju Bhai and Chandra Bhai appear together, not even in a single frame. In between all these agitation, Anthony manages to show us a red-hot Chitrangada Singh in a blink-and-miss shot.
Could Chandra Bhai be the person Raju Bhai desperately wants to kill? Or is this the revenge Raju Bhai taking for Chandra Bhai (‘s death) ? So many questions pop up in your mind, which is exactly the purpose of the trailer.
What better shot to position the legendary Santhosh Sivan’s name?
And, the trailer comes to end with another mass punch-line from Brindha Sarathy – “Naan saganumna atha naan than mudivu pannanum. Nee saaganum naalum atha naan than mudivu pannanum,” says Surya (Raju Bhai) to Dalip Tahil. Then, Lingusamy’s name appears with Krishna’s eye in the background. Is Krishna’s view the entire film is all about? An inconspicuous shot of a person’s back (Chandra Bhai?) eventually ends the proceedings.
Overall, the trailer has definitely piqued the curiosity of the film buffs. Now, the wait for August 15 continues.