Yami Gautam is back with a fresh new film, A Thursday, developed in cooperation with the OTT platform after acting in the Disney Plus Hotstar feature Bhoot Police earlier this year. The film, a spiritual sequel to the critically successful A Wednesday, is being marketed as a gripping thriller with thrilling thrills. The first complete trailer for the film was published on Thursday by the producers.
A trailer released on Thursday teases a fascinating drama with strong thriller elements. In the film, the actor appears to be playing an anti-hero. For the time being, it appears that Gautam’s character, Naina, has a dark side to her, with secrets buried deep within her psyche that threaten to destroy the country. In the two-minute video, we witness Naina, a kindergarten teacher, kidnap 16 pupils from her school.
She then makes a threatening phone call to the police department, claiming she wants to meet with the Prime Minister (enter Neha Dhupia and Atul Kulkarni) (Dimple Kapadia). If the police and the Prime Minister do not comply with Naina’s demands, she warns she will shoot her students in ‘alphabetical order.’ The trailer surely looks gripping.
Talking about her role, Yami said, “I have never ever played such a distinct character like Naina. She projects so many diverse emotions. I have really put in a lot of effort to portray her in different shades. She is a teacher, who always looks after the children and she has taken them hostage, transforming her from a protector to a threat. That situation itself is so tense with multiple layers to it. A Thursday is an absolute roller coaster ride and I totally loved being a part of it!”
Backed by Ronnie Screwvala, A Wednesday was directed by Neeraj Pandey and featured Naseeruddin Shah, Jimmy Sheirgill, and Anupam Kher in lead roles.