Shivaay trailer: Ajay Devgn is back (and how) with this intense action drama

Swetha Ramakrishnan

Aug 08, 2016 10:42:00 IST

Ajay Devgn's Shivaay has arguably been one of the most awaited trailers of this year.

After watching the three minutes, 50 secs long trailer (a film in itself, and also one of the longest trailers in a while) you can definitely be sure of one thing: This is Ajay Devgn's Argo; his flagship; his directorial baby. There was never any doubt that Devgn was a game-changer, but this trailer definitely slots him right back there.

 Shivaay trailer: Ajay Devgn is back (and how) with this intense action drama

Ajay Devn in the Shivaay trailer. Youtube screengrab.

The first few seconds of Shivaay trailer will have you intrigued. You see beautiful landscapes and mountains of Bulgaria (in the film, maybe not for real), and Devgn scaling and jumping through them with ease.

He plays a mountaineer, an everyday man, who eventually takes the form of Shiva — the destroyer to protect innocent lives and his family.

The trailer doesn't particularly have a story, just glimpses into the film, with many allusions to Shiva. The voiceover through the film is also a Shiva mantra.

Even though the film seems to be seeped in Hindi mythology, atleast with the first glance, the story seems to be about how a common man rises up to the challenge (and how) when the time is right.

What you get in the Shivaay trailer is beautiful cinematography, which constantly moves between snowy mountains and the urban city of Bulgaria.

We still don't know anything about the antagonist, except a sneaky back shot in the trailer. It would be nice to have a face to the reason behind Devgn's magically mythological transformation. Is it a one-man show? Yes, but no one's complaining when it looks this good.

Shivaay is slated to release this Diwali, 28 October, alongside Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, and for those of you who thought there was a clear winner between Devgn and Johar's films, think again. The Shivaay trailer has definitely raised some eyebrows.

Watch the Shivaay trailer here:

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Updated Date: Aug 08, 2016 13:11:40 IST