Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu’s Mulk teaser redefines nationalism. Watch

The teaser of Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu Starrer Mulk is out and it promises some powerhouse performances. The film is directed by Anubhav Sinha and will hit the theatres on August 3.

The teaser of Mulk, starring Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu, was unveiled on Friday evening — a day after its first-look posters. The teaser was shared by Taapsee. She wrote: “Mulk kagaz  pe Nakshe ki Lakeeron Se Nahi bat ta- Aarti Mohammed #MulkTeaser” http://bit.ly/Mulk_Teaser Produced by @DeepakMukut and @anubhavsinha, Directed by #AnubhavSinha, Presented by @SohamRockstrEnt.”

The teaser, which is under 50 seconds, features protagonists Rishi and Taapsee. It opens with a voice declaring that a person (played by Rishi), is a “Desh Drohi” (traitor) even as he defends himself by stating he is not.

A quick series of shots show us his arrest, commotion in public, even a possible attack on his home, his family’s ordeal and reactions of a few people of conscience like the heroine, Taapsee Pannu. Rajat Kapoor also appears in one of the shots.

Several other shots show us Manoj Pahwa being presented before a court (or taken into custody by plain-clothes police officers). The teaser ends with a short speech by Taapsee before the bench, where she declares that a nation is not divided by the lines on a map but by color, language, religion, and caste.

The Anubhav Sinha-directed film will see Rishi playing a character called Murad Ali Mohammed, accused of treason, while Taapsee plays his defence lawyer, Aarti Mohammed. Anubhav’s film is based on a series of true events and is slated to hit the screens on August 3.

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