The teaser of the upcoming Jeethu Joseph film Aadhi released earlier this month, showing the lead actor Pranav Mohanlal walking along the sea shore. The video had done exactly what teasers are meant to do: make the audience yearn for more.
On Thursday, director Jeethu Joseph released the first official trailer of the film on his Facebook page. Aadhi is the debut film of superstar Mohanlal's son Pranav who plays Aadhithya Mohan, a musician in the film.
The Drishyam director had earlier announced on his Facebook that the trailer will be released at 5pm on Thursday.
The 1 minute 40 seconds trailer starts with Pranav fumbling, as he responds to actor Anushree's question in Kannada with a frail "I don't understand Kannada." This also communicates that their meeting is likely to have happened in Karnataka.
The next few seconds show Pranav with actors Siddique and Lena, who play the role of his parents. Pranav comes across as the obedient son who campaigns with his father on behalf of his mother for a dine out.
"Still chasing a dream," Aadhi says with a pinch of disappointment on his face, when someone who presumably meets him after years, asks him what he does for a living.
Aadhi is an aspiring musician, and the trailer suitably shows him playing the guitar.
With his thick moustache and beard, one would think Aadhi would offer some romantic moments, but it appears that the film is a suspense thriller all throughout.
If we had any doubts about this, Aadhi says in the trailer that he is focused on his dream (to become a musician) and that he has no time for a girlfriend.
The mood of the trailer drastically changes in the last few seconds and clearly, Aadhi has encountered a problem from which the only solution is to escape. But for how long?
We'll find out! Watch the trailer here: