The much-awaited trailer of Sadak 2 has been released and although viewers are eager for the film, they didn’t seem to like what they saw in the preview. Starring Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, and Aditya Roy Kapoor, the thriller film is directed by Mahesh Bhatt and is a sequel to his 1991 hit, Sadak. But the trailer sadly disappoints big time, it was heavily trolled on social media. Despite an impressive cast, the Sadak 2 trailer has already got 5.2 million dislikes on YouTube, and the comments section flooded with comments from raving fans, expressing their displeasure over the ‘star kids’.
Is the Sadak 2 trailer really that bad?
The video begins with us taking a journey to the 1991 film, giving us a glimpse of the original heroine, Pooja Bhatt. Pooja doesn’t act in the sequel but makes her appearance.
We are introduced to Sanjay Dutt’s character Ravi, a driver, next to a role, a role he also plays in the original. Alia Bhatt enters next, and she is on a mission to land a fake Godman. Aditya Roy Kapur has good screen time in the trailer, but hardly any dialogue. He is paired opposite to Alia. They look cute together but there is just no chemistry at all. Mahesh Bhatt made his directorial come back with a revenge drama full of romance, suspense, and action.
But the trailer just doesn’t engage you.
Apart from Sanjay Dutt, none of the actors pack a punch even including Alia. The Sadak 2 trailer fails to impress. Neither the story seems promising nor does the acting.
The trailer of Sadak 2 seems to be very hurriedly cut. There seems to be some issue with sound record or dubbing. It’s not that it’s asynchronous, but it doesn’t match the mainstream Bollywood film standards. The story of the film then seems quite ordinary. We have already seen many stories about cheating babas, if there is nothing special in it, what was the reason behind making this film? As far as the trailer is concerned, it doesn’t promise anything special about the story. There are emotions but they are not connected at all. The love story doesn’t seem to have any soul which was a must.
The film marks the directorial return on Mahesh Bhatt, who has become popular on social media after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. His untimely death sparked a debate of nepotism and favoritism in Bollywood like never before.
However, netizens also took to Twitter to trend #BoycottSadak2 and increased their cries over ‘Nepo Kids’ through a series of memes. On Monday, the hashtag #UninstallHotstar trended on Twitter as several netizens urged people to boycott the Bhatt family’s project.
I have hopes from the music of the film but from the trailer, it doesn’t even look promising. Overall, the trailer of Sadak 2 is a letdown. I can’t even believe this is the trailer of Sadak 2 and just hope it’s a case of a nightmare.