The upcoming murder mystery directed by Pavan Kriplani was recently announced to have opted for a direct-to-OTT release instead of heading to movie theatres. Featuring a talented cast, including Sara Ali Khan, Vikrant Massey, and Chitrangda Singh, Gaslight promises to deliver a riveting mix of mystery, drama, and thriller, as evident from the recently released official trailer.
The trailer kicks off with Sara Ali Khan’s character returning to her ancestral home after a long time. She is greeted by Chitrangda Singh, who appears to be her stepmother. When Sara inquires about her father’s whereabouts, Chitrangda reassures her that he will be back soon and offers to keep her company in the meantime.
However, things start to get strange when Sara begins to have hallucinations and sees her father in various parts of the palace. Despite her attempts to convince those around her, nobody believes her. The trailer also introduces Vikrant Massey’s character, an outsider who is Sara’s father’s close and important associate. As the story progresses, Sara starts to suspect the members of the royal family, including Chitrangda, and even outsiders, such as a police officer played by Rahul Dev, who appears to be close to her stepmother.
Overall, this first look showcases a compelling and engaging murder mystery thriller with an intriguing plot. The look was casually dropped with an amusing caption on YouTube that reads, “Shaq ka ghera hai badhta jaa raha…aakhir khooni hai kaun? Watch the trailer now! #Gaslight streaming on 31st March #GaslightOnHotstar #SaraAliKhan #VikrantMassey #ChitrangadaSingh #Tipsfilmsofficial #12thstreetentertainmentfilm (Sic).”
Earlier last month, the makers released a promo that had the three stars getting into the same lift to the script reading of the supposedly ‘murder mystery.’ While the promo had a quirky undertone, the latest look promises a grim, atmospheric thriller.
Gaslight premieres on Disney+Hotstar on March 31st, 2023